Smithtown woman's kidney gift to teen unites families

Julia Mulroy was running out of time.

For two years the West Islip 16-year-old knew she was afflicted with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a rare kidney disease. Her mother, Shannon Mulroy, said she was in end stage renal failure.

Julia needed a miracle.

Shannon used social media to send a gut-wrenching letter describing Julia’s condition and pleading for someone to donate a kidney.


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