BEREA, OH (WOIO) - "I like to mostly hang out with my dog cowboy. He's my little puppy," said Jaina Cormack
Jaina seems to be a pretty typical 8-year-old.
"I play piano and violin," she explained.
Until you start asking her about her diagnosis.
"I have ARPKD, I'm not sure what that stands for yet. I have liver disease and kidney disease," she said.
That stands for autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease and congenital hepatic fibrosis.
"I get really tired, a lot. Sometimes at school I just lay on my desk and sleep," she said.
Her sister, Chesley, has also been diagnosed with the same disease.
"She'll say things that I feel when I have the kidney stuff. I have to tell her what to do. Sometimes I know what to do to make it feel better," Jaina said.
Both sisters will likely face kidney and liver transplants. It's not a matter of if, but when.
"They check to see if my sister or I are getting worse."
The family said the transplants could cost them $105,000 out of pocket. That's why they are holding a couple of fundraisers, the next is on Aug. 25.
The Cormack family is working with the nonprofit Children's Organ Transplant Association to help raise money.
They even have a team of volunteers organizing fundraisers and relief for the family, with the hopes that the life-saving surgeries will allow the girls to live out their dreams.
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