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2-year-old treated in Dayton for E. coli during African mission

Published: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 @ 11:47 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 @ 11:47 AM

2-year-old Colette Dodson contracted E-coli in Africa where her parents are missionaries.

The 2-year-old daughter of missionaries in Africa is now in Dayton with her parents for medical care after the child contracted E. coli during a mission trip.

Parents Jenna and Justin Dodson, currently staying in Cedarville, live in Ivory Coast, Africa as missionaries. The couple are alumni of Cedarville University.

After an extensive search for medical care, they settled on Dayton Children’s Hospital for 2-year-old Colette Dodson.

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The 2-year-old’s kidneys stopped functioning and she was unable to urinate for 10 days. Her kidneys are functioning at 50 percent now.

The child was first evacuated to a Paris hotel, but the family returned to the U.S. due Jenna Dodson also being pregnant.

The family today, July 5 saw Dr. Abi Omoloja for treatment of the child’s kidney disease.

“Coming to Dayton Children’s after spending time in hospitals in Africa and the hospital in Paris was like walking into Disney World,” father Justin Dodson said in a release. “The amenities here go above and beyond, and the staff was willing to drop everything to help our family.”