Blog Posts: Living With Kidney Disease

Kidney Donation: Both Sides Now, Part 2 Richard Patterson III  |  Posted
Richard Patterson, Jr. & Richard Patterson III

There are two sides to every kidney donation story—the selfless decision made by the donor and the priceless gift received by the recipient. Richard Patterson III almost lost his father to cancer, so when his dad’s remaining kidney failed, he stepped up to become a living donor in June 2014.

read more
4 Things You Should Understand About Living with Kidney Disease AKF Staff  |  Posted
4 Things You Should Understand About Living with Kidney Disease

A simple question—“What do you wish others understood about living with kidney disease?”—unleashed a torrent of comments on our Facebook page recently. Kidney disease itself is often invisible until the late stages; once it progresses to kidney failure, patients need dialysis or a transplant to live. People living with kidney disease and kidney failure tell us they often feel that others do not understand what they are going through, both physically and emotionally.

read more
My Journey with Kidney Disease Meshia Adams  |  Posted
Meshia Adams at The Hope Affair 2014

Meshia Adams has lived with kidney disease for 20 years. One of the most valuable things she learned during her journey is that the disease affected not only her, but also her family and loved ones.

read more
Items 1 - 5 of 22  12345Next

The American Kidney Fund helps people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. For more information, visit our website.

Powered by Blackbaud
nonprofit software