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John, holding Chowder and Joni Vanet with their daughter, Tannesha, (center) at their North Canton home. Tannesha, who has an extremely rare and often fatal disease called Atypical HUS, has had two kidney transplants, including one from her adopted mom Joni, and countless other surgeries. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Tannesha Vanet, holding her dog Chowder, in her special room equipped with a home hemodialysis machine. Tannesha has an extremely rare and often fatal disease called Atypical HUS, which causes abnormal blood clots to form in small blood vessels in the kidneys. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)