Mia was born on New Year’s Eve 2011 and her mother was told that she wouldn’t survive beyond six months after she was diagnosed with congenital nephrotic syndrome at just ten days old.
Mia received a life-saving kidney transplant in 2014 when she was almost three, after 8 months of dialysis. At the time she was the smallest patient to receive a kidney transplant at Leeds Children’s Hospital.
Today Mia doesn’t look or act any different from other girls her age, she loves dancing, TikTok, making videos and socialising.
Mia represented Leeds at the British transplant Games in July this year. As part of her preparation she took part in a fundraiser by completing 100 miles in 100 days, running, walking, skipping, hopping, jumping.