This website is dedicated to Gavin Ryne Winslow. Gavin was born on February 23, 2006 with end-stage renal failure, or congenital kidney failure. Gavy was born with only 10-15% function in one of his kidneys, and 0% function in the other. He was admitted to Children’s hospital of Wisconsin immediately after his birth and started on peritoneal dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis means that he is hooked up to a machine at home every night for 10 hours to “clean out” his blood. Without a kidney transplant, Gavin will not survive.
Update: Gavin received his life saving kidney transplant on January 3, 2008 from the dedicated team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gavy’s donor is his hero, and ours, his very special mommy, Jill.
We will keep everyone up to date on all information pertaining to Gavin. This will include posting recent pictures and videos and keeping an active diary of his medical condition, and giving anyone the opportunity to sign his guestbook or receive e-mail updates on our sweet baby, Gavin. Gavy is an intelligent, funny, determined young baby who will grow to be an inspiring person with your help. He inspires us every day, please read more about Gavin and the Winslows.
Jill’s Journal…A Mother’s Diary
Jill Schwalbach Winslow is Gavin’s mommy. She writes movingly about life with Gavin.
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