October 16, 2018, 1:00pm – 1:00pm EDT

Why I dialyze at home

The decision to dialyze at home instead of at a clinic is a personal decision with pros and cons. Nadia and Nazar, mother and son, went through the decision making process when Nazar had to begin dialysis, and they share their choice and how helped their family and Nazar retain a bit of normalcy.

As many families of dialysis patients will tell you, dialysis affects more than just the kidney patient. And especially when a dialysis patient is a teenager, their caregiver, who is often a parent, plays an even greater role. During this webinar, Nazar Mokrushin, a 15-year-old kidney disease patient, and his mother, Nadia Mokrushin, will share their experience with dialysis, and specifically how home hemodialysis has helped them take back control of their lives.

In the United States, home dialysis is used less often compared to in-center dialysis, even though many doctors agree that home options can improve health and quality of life for some patients.

In the case of Nazar and Nadia, home hemodialysis offers the flexibility, privacy, and sense of hope they need in their fight against kidney disease.

Join this webinar to hear more about the journeys of:

  • Nazar, a young dialysis patient, who has found that home hemodialysis gives him more freedom and control in his life.
  • Nadia, his caregiver, who has worked with her son to find a dialysis treatment option that fits best for them.


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Nadia and Nazar

Nadia Mokrushin and Nazar Mokrushin

Nadia and her husband Max reside in Elk Grove, California. Nadia runs an in-home child care business while Max serves in the US Air Force. Together have two children, Nazar who is 15 and Maya who is 8 years old. Nazar was born with Spina Bifida and has had countless surgeries and health hurdles. Unfortunately, in the past few years, Nazar’s kidneys have stopped working properly and he requires dialysis four times a week. Running to and from the dialysis clinic was extremely taxing when the nearest facility was 30 minutes away from their home. This made life extremely hard with Nadia's business and being there for both children. It was especially difficult when Max was away on deployment. In-home dialysis has saved their lives and has helped Nazar cope with his health issues and has allowed him to retain a sense of normalcy.