Why I WalkI walk in memory of my mom, Vicki Hodge. She was gone too soon as a result of complications of her polycystic kidney disease and I hope through my support of the NKF there will be advancements in treatments and transplantation to avoid other families dealing with loss far too soon.
I walk in honor of my aunt, Terry Oakes, my grandmother, Mary Ellen Mullins and other family members who received kidney transplants. Kidney warriors!
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.