Kidney Today from the American Kidney Fund brings you voices from the fight against kidney disease—patients, their loved ones, renal professionals and many others.

Chain reaction: Giving my kidney to a stranger Anthony DeGiulio  |  Posted
Anthony DeGuilio

My life changed when I watched a “60 Minutes” segment on living kidney donation in 2007. I had two healthy kidneys, but really only needed one. I decided then that I wanted to donate my kidney to save someone’s life.

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The heart that gives, gathers… Tina Longoria  |  Posted
Tina Longoria

My mother was a woman of humble and kind heart. She was a true warrior who never gave up, enduring many hardships through kidney disease and dialysis.

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Inspiring us in the fight against kidney disease: AKF’s Heroes of Hope AKF Staff  |  Posted
Heroes of Hope

Each year at our national gala, The Hope Affair, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) honors a “Hero of Hope” – someone living with kidney failure whose life is a testament to hope in the face of kidney disease. Here is a look back at a few of the inspirational people who have been honored by AKF as Heroes of Hope.

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My long journey with CKD Martin Portocarrero  |  Posted
Martin Portocarrero

Five days after I was born a healthy baby in Canada, I got an E. coli infection that landed me in intensive care for 22 days. My parents remained outside the ICU, praying that I would make it out alive. Fortunately, I did but was diagnosed with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) at only 27 days old.

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