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Mary Magee-Huth of Channahon, IL

Mary Magee-Huth of Channahon, IL

At age 11 I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, often called juvenile onset diabetes at the time. I was drinking water constantly and losing weight off my already small frame. When the teacher had had it with me asking to go to the bathroom several times each day she...
Gaylene Grossen of Portland, OR

Gaylene Grossen of Portland, OR

Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis is the disease which required me to have a kidney transplant. It took me a long time to memorize the name! My disease was diagnosed in February of 1993 and it took until 2009 for me to need to be put onto the transplant waiting...
Kennedy Carter of Mayville, MI

Kennedy Carter of Mayville, MI

Diagnosed with stage 4 kidney failure secondary to vasculitis. Had dialysis for 18 months then a deceased donor transplant on 10/04/2010. I am 18, a college student, a cheerleader and a transplant recipient. Here’s a video I made about my journey, and about...
Karen Brooks of Seminole, FL

Karen Brooks of Seminole, FL

It has always been just me and my Sister. We were both young teens when Dad was diagnosed with PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease). We knew he was sick, and that the disease was hereditary. Since it was just the two of us we made a pact that if one Sister became ill the...
Brian Anderson of Lakewood, CO

Brian Anderson of Lakewood, CO

In 2008 my kidneys started to fail. By early 2009 I was on dialysis. Unable to work and tethered to the house and dialysis center, my life felt as though it came to a screeching halt. In 2010 a angel donated her kidney to me and I have not only my life back, but my...
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