She Gave Her Mom The Ultimate Gift: A Kidney

Sabina and Amarah Agha talked to each other in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth.
Credit Courtesy of StoryCorps Atlanta

In June of 2013, then-38-year-old Sabina Agha was diagnosed with a degenerative auto-immune kidney disease. Eight months later, she began receiving a less invasive dialysis treatment, but would ultimately need to undergo hemodialysis to clean the waste and toxins from her blood.

At the beginning of 2017, Agha started the hemodialysis procedure. It was also then that she decided to accept the ultimate gift from her 22-year-old daughter, Amarah Agha.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps Booth

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