Family looking to pass Yulia’s Law after unvaccinated teenager is denied lifesaving kidney transplant

As the COVID-19 vaccination divided people who had different schools of thought, a North Carolina teenager adopted from Ukraine was reportedly denied a kidney transplant from Duke University Hospital.

Her newly adopted parents were not keen on forcing her to take the vaccine. Chrissy and Lee Hicks heard of others getting organ transplants at Duke who were unvaccinated, so they were hopeful it wouldn’t be a problem for their daughter.

Yulia Hicks was reportedly denied a kidney transplant as a result of her vaccination status.

According to a recorded phone call between the Hicks family and Duke obtained by the Washington Examiner, the woman who identified herself as Katherine, the transplant coordinator, said, “In order to proceed, you would have to follow our recommendations
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