AKF Ambassador Spotlight: Dean Walker

Author: Dean Walker  |  Posted:

Dean is a retired Branch Manager for Canon Business Solutions. Before, and since retiring in Feb 2018, he was involved with Bladder Cancer Action Network as a patient advocate receiving PCORI training and working with pharmaceutical companies providing the patients perspective as new cancer therapies are developed and readied for market. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocates, Ambassador, Spotlight

AKF Ambassador Spotlight: Nieltje Gedney

Author: Nieljte Gedney  |  Posted:

Nieltje Gedney spent 20 years avoiding dialysis, and then found herself in the ER a year ago, crashing, and placed on emergency hemo. After starting home hemo, she felt great! Nieltje is no newcomer to advocacy work, just to dialysis, and is really enjoying her role as Home Dialyzors United’s current Treasurer and past Vice President and working on the Policy and Advocacy Committee. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocates, Ambassador, Spotlight

AKF Ambassador Spotlight: Frances Ashe-Goins

Author: Frances Ashe-Goins  |  Posted:

Frances Ashe-Goins, a public health expert with years of experience working at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and also serving as a college professor, is the mother and caregiver of a daughter who is living with from kidney failure. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Ambassador, Spotlight

AKF Ambassador Spotlight: Ellery Payton

Author: Ellery Payton  |  Posted:

Ellery Payton has been an Ambassador with AKF for 12 years. He is a two-time kidney transplant recipient, one in March 2003 and another in 2012. Ellery takes pride in working with AKF and is always willing and able to do what’s necessary to get the word out. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocates, Ambassador, Spotlight

AKF Ambassador Spotlight: Christopher Knippers

Author: AKF staff  |  Posted:

Christopher Knippers has worked for over 40 years in the field of psychology (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology) as a specialist in mood disorders, addiction, and holistic health. He has published several non-fiction books (e.g. Common Sense, Intuition, and God’s Guidance) as well as a novel (Aloha Kai: An Adventure in the Power of Aloha). READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocates

Updates on Kidney Innovation and Kidney Research Funding

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

On April 29, KidneyX announced 15 winning teams for its Phase 1 Redesign Dialysis prize competition. Winning teams’ solutions focused on areas such as improving patient quality of life, earlier detection of complications, and improving patient outcomes. Each team won a prize of $75,000. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Research

The American Kidney Fund’s 2019 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

On April 3, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) hosted its annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Twenty-seven AKF Ambassadors from 19 states and the District of Columbia gathered in our nation’s capital to share their personal stories with kidney disease, and to advocate on key issues affecting kidney patients. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Charitable Premium Assistance, Legislation, AKF Advocacy Activities, Advocacy day, Policy, Advocates
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