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If I can walk The March March with one kidney, you can too!

If I can walk The March March with one kidney, you can too! 23 February 2024 Grant from Edinburgh was left reeling in 2016 when, at 30 years old, doctors discovered he’d been living with just one kidney – and its function was declining. He says: “It was a big shock. I feel like I’ve…

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Walking all over kidney disease for March March

Walking all over kidney disease for March March 22 February 2024 Stephanie Roche is one of hundreds of people taking on our ‘The March March’ challenge, walking 10,000 steps every day to raise funds in the fight against kidney disease. By the time she reaches 310,000 steps at the end of March, Stephanie, 37 from…

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My BMI was too high for a transplant, so I took up running.

My BMI was too high for a transplant, so I took up running. 12 February 2024 In 2018, Andy Jones was told by a nephrologist that his kidney function had declined to the point where dialysis or a transplant would be needed imminently. He was dealt a further blow when he was told that his…

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Bringing the personal to parliament

Bringing the personal to parliament 31 January 2024 Khalid Mahmood is the UK’s longest serving Asian MP, having represented his Birmingham Perry Barr constituency since 2001. Motivated by his own dialysis and transplant experiences the 62-year-old Labour politician is hugely supportive of our cause. As the parliamentary sponsor for the launch of our new report…

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In memory of Riminder

In memory of Riminder 22 December 2023 Our Peterborough Cathedral Winter Walk in December 2023 brought together people with many different experiences of kidney disease but with one clear goal – to fund research that will improve the lives of kidney patients.   For Jasvinder Talafair, it was an opportunity to do this in memory of…

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My son’s transplant has given the whole family a new lease of life

My son’s transplant has given the whole family a new lease of life 08 December 2023 When we last heard from Sara Turkentine in 2022, she was waiting for transplant surgery to donate a kidney to her son, Joseph. A year earlier, Joseph, now aged five, was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a rare…

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My daughter’s kidney transplant transformed our Christmas

My daughter’s kidney transplant transformed our Christmas 07 December 2023 Christmas for Izzy and her family has always been a particularly challenging time. Izzy had to go on dialysis from birth, leaving the family facing constant trips to hospital just to allow their daughter to receive the treatment that was keeping her alive.   Mum Emma…

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It’s hard to accept that my son will need dialysis and then a transplant

It’s hard to accept that my son will need dialysis and then a transplant 06 December 2023 “Brody and his brother insist on watching Christmas movies all year round” says their father, Chris O’Boyle. “Since the nights have started getting darker, they’ve been wanting to read ‘The Night Before Christmas’ before bed most evenings. Christmas…

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My daughter is a real ‘kidney warrior’ but Christmas is hard

My daughter is a real ‘kidney warrior’ but Christmas is hard 04 December 2023 Since being diagnosed with kidney disease in 2020, Harley-Ray has shown great strength in facing the challenges in front of her. Her mum, Chloe-Jade, says: “She’s seven years old now and can tell you so much about how her kidneys work…

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