Robyn Rosenberger visits with Michael Loness, 21 months, during his final kidney dialysis treatment on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Michael was born in kidney failure and has been on dialysis since he was just 4 weeks old. Rosenberger donated her kidney to Michael on Jan. 17. “I can’t wait for him to play with my kids,” Rosenberger said. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, [email protected]
ST. LOUIS • It’s 10:19 a.m. and Robyn Rosenberger, a 33-year-old mother of three, is lying on the operating table of St. Louis University Hospital.
About 500 feet away, Michael Loness, a 21-month-old toddler with a round face, is preparing for a surgery of his own at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, accompanied by his favorite stuffed animal police dog.
Rosenberger and Michael barely knew each other six months ago, but the two will soon become inextricably linked when the young mother will …