Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Stories

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

A friend’s kindness leads to living kidney transplant

Dorothy Krummel and Melissa Sharpe
Author: Dialysis Clinic Inc.  |  Posted:

The medical team believes that the in-line transfusion between their fathers years ago may have played a role in the compatibility of the transplant. Circumstances beyond her control have shaped Dorothy Krummel’s life, for better and worse. Yet, the bigger picture has worked in her favor and unexpected individuals have carried her through her darkest moments. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Stories, Kidney transplant
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