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AKF Advocate Spotlight

The American Kidney Fund highlights members of our Advocacy Network who are working to increase awareness of kidney disease in their community.

Audrey Adamson - November 2014

Audrey Adamson

Audrey Adamson did not get kidney disease from hypertension or diabetes, the two leading causes. Hers came as a result of another health issue, pancreatitis. Read more >>

Anthony Brown - August 2014

Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown of Queens Village, N.Y., didn’t think much about kidney disease until he found out his mother’s kidneys were failing—shocking news, considering that she had no symptoms. Anthony decided to donate a kidney to his mother, a life-changing decision that enabled her to bypass dialysis and helped ensure that she would be around to share his life’s major milestones. Read more >>

Stephanie Shabanowitz - June 2014

Stephanie Shabanowitz

Stephanie Shabanowitz from Oakdale, Conn., is passionate about educating others about pediatric kidney disease and discussing important policy issues with Congressional representatives. Read more >>

Lana Schmidt - March 2014

Lana Schmidt

This month, we recognize Lana Schmidt, of Liberty, Ill. Lana is committed to increasing public awareness of kidney disease and helping others access the information they need for quality health care. Read more >>


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