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Kidney Donation Inspires a Former DJ to Become a Nurse

By Chris Melz When I found out that my good friend from junior high school, Will, was in need of a kidney donor, I did not hesitate to step up. I knew that Will had been suffering from diabetes and … Continue reading

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Down a Kidney, Running a 10K

For Terence Hickey, 27, the hardest part of donating a kidney was staying off his feet. “The process itself wasn’t as grueling as I thought it would be, but being so active, it is tough staying in bed,” he said. … Continue reading

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NKF Advocates to Appear on ESPN’s E:60

On Tuesday, April 21, the Gallagher family of Erie, PA, will be featured on ESPN2’s E:60, a series that showcases the “Best Stories in Sports”. Mike Gallagher is a father to six children. He is a former sports broadcaster and … Continue reading

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Paying it Forward: A Kidney Donation Leads To A Lifelong Mission

By Roi Lee My father had a cerebral hemorrhage in June 1999 when I was only 10 years old. Because of this, he is permanently paralyzed on the left side of his body. This incident has caused a lot of … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Transplant

By Jewel Edwards-Ashman I got the news that my kidneys were failing in November 2012, just before Thanksgiving.  Up until that point, life had been going pretty well.  In fact, it had been pretty awesome.  My boyfriend of about seven … Continue reading

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Food Shock—My Tips for Tackling the Dialysis Diet

By Lisa Baxter I’ve been around kidney disease and kidney failure my entire life. My father had polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and three of my sisters and three brothers ended up on dialysis. It wasn’t until I received a sonogram … Continue reading

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Celebrating Freedom from Kidney Disease

By Gina Ormand July 4th is the highlight of the summer, when families across America celebrate together by cooking out, relaxing and sharing stories, all in celebration of freedom.  Though I’ve always loved this holiday, Independence Day has taken on … Continue reading

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