Brianna R.

Now 18, Brianna has been surprising the specialists treating her for some time now, “because she is living longer than they thought she would.” Brianna suffers from cerebral palsy and kidney failure, but is also “social, joyful, and funny,” her mother says. “Brianna loves people, music, going out, and her family. Those of us who are close to her know that she doesn’t want to miss out on anything. Even though she should be tired, she fights sleep—to be where the action is.”