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.

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An open letter to my chronic disease Steven Winfree  |  Posted
Article author Steven Winfree and his wife and their dog

It took Steve Winfree of Knoxville, Tennessee, 12 years to be comfortable talking about living with kidney disease. “I want my story to be proof that kidney disease is not a period in my life, but rather a comma just before the next amazing journey in my life.”

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AKF Advocates make their voices heard on Capitol Hill AKF Staff  |  Posted
American Kidney Fund advocates on Capitol Hill

Last week, to kick off National Kidney Month, American Kidney Fund (AKF) patient-advocates from around the country came to Washington to educate their elected officials about the financial challenges kidney patients experience, and to urge lawmakers to put an end to discriminatory practices among some health insurers.

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Mom, daughter hike for kidney disease awareness AKF Staff  |  Posted
Julie Lippke with her husband and two daughters, Alexandra and Elizabeth
Julie Lippke with her husband and two daughters, Alexandra and Elizabeth.

Julie Lippke and her daughter Alexandra, an eighth-grader, are taking on the challenge of hiking Hadrian’s Wall in northern England during Alexandra’s spring break this month. They are doing it to test their own limits—and to honor Alexandra’s grandfather Jerry Lippke, who has been living with kidney failure for over five years.

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