Maliyah Needed Two Kidney Transplants
Following the separation, Maliyah underwent dialysis until she could receive a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, this isn’t a simple process, and sometimes it doesn’t work out as expected. Maliyah received a kidney from her mother, Erin, in 2007. Both Erin and Maliyah appeared to be recovering well from their respective surgeries, and life went on for years without further complications. Sadly, in 2015, it became clear that Maliyah’s body was rejecting her transplanted kidney. Doctors tried their best to slow the rejection and prevent Maliyah from needing a second transplant, but her body continued to reject the donor organ. Thankfully, an anonymous donor was found in 2018, and Maliyah underwent her second transplant surgery. As of 2023, it appears her body is continuing to accept the new donor organ without any issues.