Julia Browning Devine, 44, is living proof that one’s body, mind and spirit can endure far more than many of us can even imagine.
She’s lived with kidney disease since the age of 15. At 33, she received a kidney transplant. Six years later, doctors discovered she had a brain tumor and it had to be removed. The toll of brain surgery, along with complications of chronic rejection, and ongoing infections, caused her transplanted kidney to fail. Today, she has no kidneys and has to undergo dialysis treatment three days a week for more than three hours each day.