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
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