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“Celebrating my kidneyversary ten years on from my transplant”

“Celebrating my kidneyversary ten years on from my transplant” 11 June 2024 Diagnosed with kidney disease as a baby, John Savage, from Loughborough, received an organ donation in March 2014 after his kidneys deteriorated. Now aged 43, John and his family are celebrating his tenth kidneyversary.   John says: “My kidney has the nickname ‘Thridney’ because…

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Farzana’s experience of receiving a kidney and pancreas transplant

Farzana’s experience of receiving a kidney and pancreas transplant 31 May 2024 Receiving a kidney transplant is an emotional time, as patients seek a better future, often waiting years for a donor to be found. A successful transplant provides an alternative to exhausting and restrictive dialysis sessions, offering patients the opportunity to live their lives…

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“I’m celebrating five years since my transplant, and won’t ever let kidney disease stop me from living my life”

“I’m celebrating five years since my transplant, and won’t ever let kidney disease stop me from living my life” 15 May 2024 Proving people wrong is something that Kirran Willerton, 35 from Glasgow, has been determined to do throughout her life. Born with Conradi-Hunermann syndrome – a rare disorder which affects skeletal development – and…

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Celebrating my two daughters’ kidneyversaries

Celebrating my two daughters’ kidneyversaries 19 March 2024 For Elaine Brewin, every kidneyversary deserves a celebration, but on 6 February 2024 she marked a particularly poignant milestone – 10 years since she donated a kidney to her eldest daughter, Amy.  Paul, Grace, Amy and Elaine Amy was 15 when she was first diagnosed with juvenile…

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Celebrating my kidneyversary with the brother who saved my life

Celebrating my kidneyversary with the brother who saved my life 14 March 2024 In September 2022, Ifrah Raza strapped on a harness and helmet, then ziplined 100ft above the river Clyde in Glasgow to celebrate her second kidneyversary.   The adrenaline-fuelled challenge, which raised nearly £600 for our work at Kidney Research UK, was all the…

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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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I feel like a cat with nine lives. James celebrates his 47th kidneyversary

I feel like a cat with nine lives. James celebrates his 47th kidneyversary 19 February 2021 James Stevenson feels lucky to be alive after doctors diagnosed him with failing kidneys in the 1950s and his parents were told their young son would only live for another two years.  James Stevenson Now 75, James has enjoyed a blessed life and puts it down to his mum finding a pioneering naturopath who steered him to a healthy diet and lifestyle. …

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Stepping into the perfect anniversary celebration!

Stepping into the perfect anniversary celebration! 27 November 2020 A South Lanarkshire family is taking on a Christmas fundraising challenge as a way of paying forward the kindness of a stranger who donated the gift of life. Nicola Wood, her husband David and 11-year-old daughter India will be walking and running 12,000 steps a day…

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