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My 2022 Boston & New England Kidney Walk Fundraising Page

Jillian Turner

Jillian Turner

WHY I WALK This year will be our 12th kidney walk in memory of my dad. My dad was a type 1 diabetic and also had a MRSA infection around 2005/6. Between the hefty IV antibiotics he was on at home and his body fighting this infection, his kidneys were working in overdrive. February of 2008 my dad was in end stage kidney failure and was requiring hemodialysis 3x/week for 3-4 hours in order to stay alive. He fought a long and tough battle of kidney failure for just under 3 years when he was called up to heaven on feb 3, 2011. My mom and I had previously done multiple different cancer walks, charity walks, including the autism walk and my dad was always upset we had never done a diabetes or kidney walk. So October of 2011 was our first kidney walk to honor him. This October will mark our 12th walk. I can't tell you how much the likes, sharing of the page, commenting on the page, and donations help to spread the word about kidney failure. I hope you will all continue to join us on October 2, 2022 to walk in support of a cause near and dear to our hearts. 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.

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