"Special sleep" -- that's what 8-year-old Aditi Shankar called the groundbreaking kidney transplant surgery that's allowed her to bid farewell to daily immunosuppressive drugs. Aditi is the first child in the UK to receive such a transplant, largely due to an innovative procedure undertaken by doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital that reprogrammed her immune system using her mother's bone-marrow stem cells. This young girl's astonishing medical journey is a story of motherly love, scientific innovation, and the sheer joy of being able to say, "I can go swimming." Professor Stephen Marks, Aditi's kidney specialist, sums it up: "She is an active eight-year-old girl, back to school, able to have an excellent quality of life."

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