Duke University is coming under fire for refusing a life-saving kidney transplant to a dying 14-year-old girl who has not had the COVID vaccine.
Yulia Hicks, who is a rescued orphan from Ukraine, was finally adopted by a family in North Carolina after she came to the United States from the war-torn nation. The Hicks family, a Christian couple with 11 children, adopted her to provide her a loving family.
Tragically, Yulia has a genetic kidney disorder and the family brought her to Duke University hospital for medical assistance.
But on November 29, the Hicks family got some shocking news about their daughter — that it would not give her a kidney transplant because she had not had the COVID vaccine.