Posted: Dec 10, 2012 8:38 AM by Tara Grimes - MTN News
GREAT FALLS - Adam Huston, 17, of Great Falls is your typical high school senior, at first glance.
He loves to skateboard, play video games and watch the Denver Broncos. But Adam's life is far from typical. In fact, he's living in a world most will never have to experience.
"[When] I was born, they found out I had kidney failure," Adam said. "I had two kidneys and they found out they were shriveling up and dying, so then they said 'you need a transplant.'"
That first transplant came from his dad, when he was just four. "[I] never felt any pain, I don't remember anything really," Adam said.
But now, 13 years-later, as the family prepares to celebrate the holidays, they do so by praying for many more to come. This comes after receiving word Adam needs a new kidney.
"There are parts, like your back, you can feel pain, like a sharp pain," Adam explained. "You have to go to the bathroom a lot, it's just crazy. I mean I haven't experienced all the symptoms. I'm supposed to get way worse than this they said."
But through prayer and family, Huston has held on to hope it won't get worse and he continues to try and maintain his typical lifestyle as he waits for a match.