Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Living with kidney disease

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

Navigating COVID-19 reopenings as a dialysis patient

Author: Katie Pickard, LCSW NSW-C  |  Posted:

As some parts of the country are loosening COVID-19 shutdown restrictions, you may be wondering how to stay safe and healthy while also having a connection to the outside world. Katie Pickard, a Satellite Health social worker, shared some reopening advice on our blog. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Dialysis, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney failure

The gift of the storm: Surviving COVID-19 as kidney transplant recipient

Author: Patrick Gee  |  Posted:

AKF Ambassador Patrick Gee had a kidney transplant in 2017. "Three years and a global pandemic later, my life was on the line because of the immunosuppressive medicines I take to stop my body from rejecting my transplanted kidney." Read how he survived COVID-19 on our blog READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure
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