After Gabriella was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome at 16 months old, she went from being a normal toddler playing and singing her favorite songs to enduring drastic weight gain and dietary restrictions. But after receiving treatment at Children's National, she returned to her normal self, once again able to live a vibrant and active life. View the photos below to see just how strong Gabriella has grown and read her story.
After her diagnosis, Gabriella was forced to stick to a strict diet. But after her successful treatment, she can now eat whatever she wants—though she prefers cheese, crackers with peanut butter and sweets.