Well - if the dialysis works - I have a friend who has kidney failure, he gets over night dialysis three times a week (usually it takes 4 hours, but this takes six or seven, so it is softer and he is able to go work in the morning) - he does sports, socialises ... You wouldn't know. If you know him better you realize he has limited fluid intake, has to follow a near sodium free diet, ...
Well - it fits. This is something a teenager of 13 would rhyme and film and be proud of. ML is about on the same level, so there is the connection.
You are right about the "teenager of 13" thing, my granddaughter who is 13 is a very enthusiastic cheerleader at our local soccer club , and she is dancing all the time (practising her steps and movements, with training three times a week and public shows once in a while in a big soccer stadium)
Him, doing this is just ridiculous.
And , yes, some people have an easier time with dialysis than others, it might depend on their general health condition, their age, their discipline, or just simply luck!
Considering the whole image and the impression we have gotten in the past, you just simply get your doubts about him.
By the way, there is a crowdfunding site for donating , but that was in 2012 when his sister donated a kidney. And I always wondered why crowdfunding was necessary. Does it mean that , even if he got a donor kidney, he couldn't pay for the transplant? Would his health insurance not cover this? Thats a question to put on our US members here. In Germany he would get a transplant and health insurance would cover it, if the operation is live-saving.
I assume that he is on the list of people who urgently need a donor kidney.