Highlands Ranch teenager hoping to pay it forward after kidney donation
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- A teenager is hoping to pay it forward. She received a kidney donation from a total stranger, and is now thriving. But she cannot forget her dear friend at Children’s Hospital Colorado who is just 13 years old and in need of the same kind of miracle. When you see Jillian Laplante and Adrian Francisco in the dialysis wing of Children’s Hospital Colorado, it is obvious that they are good friends with a lot in common. Both teens suffered kidney failure at a young age, and have spent huge amounts of time there. But now they are on very different paths.