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Twice a week, Charlotte Matthew’s family would take her on a four-hour round trip for dialysis. The Wonthaggi girl, 4, who has congenital nephrotic syndrome, had one of her kidneys removed soon after birth and, as the other kidney failed late last year, she relied on dialysis to keep her alive.