Clifton Park girl, 10, gets kidney donor she desperately needs

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Maya Charles Rivera, 10, from Clifton Park, is finally getting the kidney transplant she desperately needs.

The surgery is scheduled for December 8.

NewsChannel 13 shared Maya’s story back in September, when the family learned the 5th grader has Stage 4 kidney disease.

Maya’s dad says the donor is someone they know, who is close with the family, but is choosing to remain anonymous.

However, the donor is visiting with Maya tonight, where they will share the good news with matching T-shirts.

Then it’s off to Boston Children’s Hospital. The whole family will be staying there for a few weeks.

Maya is a 5th grader at Shatekon Elementary School. She loves dancing and Disney movies.