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NEPO Director, Kyla Aquino Irving, uses 'Kidney Quinceañera" to raise awareness about organ donation

BY SAMMY CAIOLA | scaiola@sacbee.com The Center for Spiritual Awareness church in West Sacramento sparkled with sophistication Saturday as finely dressed guests filed into Kyla Aquino Irving’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”-themed quinceañera. Martini glasses and little blue boxes dotted the tables, while an on-stage singer serenaded attendees out of their seats. The only thing that distinguished the event from any other 15th birthday bash – other than that Aquino Irving is 37 – was a table where attendees could sign up to be blood, organ and bone marrow donors. Aquino Irving, a Sacramento resident who received one kidney donation from her father at age ...

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