International Children's Advisory Network
My name is Nasasira Merekizedeki, a.k.a Ed Mereki. I’m 21 years old. I’m a double orphan, nephropathic, high school student and Catholic. I was diagnosed with an end stage kidney failure in 2015. I come from Uganda but I live in Italy with the aim of getting a healthy kidney. I’ve been doing dialysis since late 2015 and I’m on a kidney transplant waiting list. The doctors say that the probability to have a kidney best for me is very low because of different genetics. In my free time, I play the guitar and piano. I also write songs and poems. In addition to this, I’m writing an autobiographical novel, mostly during dialysis time. My dream is to become a nephrologist. My preferred color is green because it is the color of hope.