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.

My long journey with CKD

Martin Portocarrero
Author: Martin Portocarrero  |  Posted:

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. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney failure

Climbing Everest: A son’s tribute

Justin Condon
Author: Justin Condon  |  Posted:

My Dad and I never had much of a relationship when I was growing up. We were the dysfunctional version of the Irish father-son dynamic and by the time I graduated from university, Dublin wasn’t a big enough town and Ireland wasn’t a big enough country for the two of us. At 22, I left—flying to the USA in search of freedom. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Fundraising, Stories, KIDNEYNATION
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