Message from the President and CEO
In this season of giving and thanksgiving, I would like to thank you for being a friend and supporter of the American Kidney Fund. This holiday season, so many patients who are thankful for your help and support are writing to us just to say “thank you.” I recently read a letter from John Mayhew, a grant recipient and friend of AKF. John, a retired industrial firefighter, has seen his share of medical and financial hardships. For the past five years, the native of Louisville, Kentucky, has been fighting kidney failure and the accompanying health care expenses.
“I can’t thank the American Kidney Fund enough. If it weren’t for organizations like the American Kidney Fund, there would be a lot of people in trouble,” John wrote. You can read more of John’s story here.
If your life has been affected by kidney disease, we invite you to share your story with us.
With best wishes for your continued good health,
LaVarne A. Burton
President and CEO