Why I Walk
At the time of the kidney walk, I'll be approaching my 1 year kidney transplant anniversary. After being on dialysis for 6 years, on September 10, 2021, I received the call that changed my life. I am eternally grateful to the family who made the decision in such a difficult time to donate their loved ones organs. It is a gift that I don't take for granted. #TeamKenny (Kenny is the name my sister Cathy gave my new kidney)
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.