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Jesse Trevino enjoys spending time with his son, Gabriel. The curious toddler keeps him on his toes when the young father isn’t dealing with dialysis, a necessity to fight off the negative effects of a rare autoimmune disorder attacking his kidneys.

Jesse Trevino thought he had beaten a rare kidney disorder he battled as a teen, but his struggle is far from over.

In February, Trevino learned the autoimmune disease MPGN Type 2 is again attacking his kidneys, and he was suffering from renal failure.

“He’s on dialysis three days a week, four hours at a time,” said his aunt Michelle Runions.

“I have my good days and my bad days,” Trevino added. “Some days, I just want to go home and sleep, and other days I’m all right.”