Little Nate has Prune Belly Syndrome. This is a rare genetic birth defect affecting 1 in 40,000 babies. While Nate was in the womb he had a bladder obstruction which caused kidney damage. At this time, because kidney damage cannot be reversed, Nate’s kidney functioning will be closely monitored with frequent trips to Seattle Children’s. He will likely need a kidney transplant in the future.
PC: Jacqueline Stonas