Why I WalkMy mother Debbie was diagnosed with kidney disease in the summer of 2016 and her life was forever changed. Dealing with this chronic illness and the complications that followed was stressful physically and emotionally. She fought an uphill battle for many years but ultimately succumbed to her illness this past April. By coincidence or fate, this year the NYC kidney disease walk is being held on her first heavenly birthday, November 13th. My brother and I would like to raise money in her memory for other patients and families who are coping and fighting the way she did for several years. We plan on celebrating her birthday and her life after the walk, details to follow but even if you can’t participate please consider donating. We appreciate your help, love and support and know she will be always with us!.
I walk because too many families (like mine) are coping with this devastating chronic illness, and thousands more will face an unexpected kidney disease diagnosis in the year to come.
I walk to support the lifechanging work of the National Kidney Foundation:
- To ensure that families will have a place to turn when they need answers.
- To keep up the fight for policy changes to protect kidney patients and living donors.
- To drive innovation in transplantation and get more loved ones off the kidney transplant waitlist.
Are you with me?
Please consider supporting my efforts with a generous donation.