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NYC girl desperately needs a new kidney; can you help?

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There's no question that 5-year-old Kinsey Saleh is spunky. Yep, this Queens girl is sassy and smart. While most girls Kinsey's age beg mom for a new doll, Kinsey's plea is one no child should ever have to say: "Give me a new kidney."

Kinsey is in end-stage kidney failure. It can't get any worse. For four months now, three times a week, three hours each day, she receives dialysis just to stay alive.

Kinsey's mom, Nadine Morsi, was a perfect match but in a cruel twist. She wanted to donate but was rejected.

Renal failure in children is rare, only 15 in 1 million. Kinsey is now on a waiting list along with 80 other children in the New York region.

Dr. Corrine Benchimol is Kinsey's doctor at Mt. Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital. The doctor says the sooner Kinsey gets a new kidney the better.

It's a race against time for Kinsey. But anyone who knows Kinsey, knows she's ready to live a long, happy and healthy life with someone's help.

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