Kidney Today from the American Kidney Fund brings you voices from the fight against kidney disease—patients, their loved ones, renal professionals and many others.

Take care of your body because it’s the only one you get

Author: Octavia Sallie  |  Posted:

With a long family history of diabetes, I’m sad to say that I wasn’t entirely surprised by my personal diagnosis in 2003. When thinking back to that year and everything that followed, the phrase “hindsight is 20/20” comes to mind. Why didn’t I take better care of my body knowing my family has a history of diabetes? How did I let my diabetes get so out of control? READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Stories, Healthy living

Don’t let life’s curveballs strike you out

Author: Candie Gagne  |  Posted:

As a former chief hospital corpsman in the Navy, I didn’t expect to be on the receiving end of care. I was healthy my entire life—never in a million years did I think my kidneys would fail me, leaving my body desperately needing a transplant from a stranger. But these earth-shattering surprises did occur, not only to me, but to my husband as well. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney transplant

Coming full circle in my journey with kidney disease and AKF

Author: Amelia Rowniewski  |  Posted:

Amelia, 15, attended The Hope Affair in 2012 as that year's Calendar Kids Art Contest winner. She was inspired by the speeches she heard that night and vowed to fight kidney disease when she got older. Fast forward to 2020—Amelia is now an AKF Ambassador and she'll also be introducing this year's Calendar Kids Art Contest winner at The Hope Affair on Wednesday. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF programs, Living with kidney disease, Stories

Spina bifida and kidney disease

Author: Judy Thibadeau, RN, MN and Bethany A. Hoppe  |  Posted:

About 1,500 babies are born with spina bifida each year in the U.S. 26% of them go on to develop kidney damage, and some later progress to kidney failure. Learn more about spina bifida's impact on the kidneys in a guest post from the Spina Bifida Association. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Healthy living
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