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Antioch toddler’s wait for transplant raises awareness
The Mercury News

Photographer Mandi Raymond senses she is onto something. All she needs is for Matthew Ouimet, a relentless, adorable, undeniable 2-year-old, to hold a pose. He cuts a riveting picture, seated on a wooden chair in the middle of a field, backlit by the setting sun. His shirt is off, revealing implanted catheters that dangle from his little torso. They are lifelines for Matthew, who suffers from the genetic condition Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1.