Watch videos of our past Hero of Hope honorees
Angela Davis - 2015 Hero of Hope
Angela Davis of Springfield Gardens, New York (Queens), a dialysis patient who helps fellow patients overcome the isolation and depression that so often accompanies kidney failure, will receive the 2015 Hero of Hope award.
Artemeshia Adams - 2014 Hero of Hope
This year’s Hero of Hope is Artemeshia “Meshia” Adams of Woodbridge, Virginia. Meshia has had two kidney transplants including one donated by her husband Rodney. His selfless gift convinced Meshia that she needed to give something back by helping others. She started a website, Meshia’s Hope, to provide practical information about what to expect and to educate the public about kidney disease.
NeShell Monroe - 2013 Hero of Hope
NeShell Monroe of Houston is a dialysis patient for more than 30 years and a longtime community advocate for kidney disease awareness.
Eric Dolby, Sr. - 2012 Hero of Hope
Eric Dolby, Sr., is a dialysis patient who overcame homelessness and now volunteers at a homeless shelter in Raleigh, N.C. He advocates for kidney patients as part of the American Kidney Fund Advocacy Network.
Corey S. Furman - 2011 Hero of Hope
A husband and father of two, Mr. Furman's caring, giving spirit can be seen in his involvement with his children's activities, his church and the Haven Ministry, an organization that provides food and shelter to the homeless. Mr. Furman gets his whole family involved in food drives and serving meals.
His personal struggle with kidney failure has redoubled his passion for life and leaving a lasting mark on the people he meets. His legacy of service—in the armed forces and in his community—makes that a certainty.