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Dialysis Mom

I am not my disease: life as a dialysis mom

Today is World Kidney Day, a day to spread awareness and to support those facing kidney disease. On this special day, we'd like to share with you the story of a mom, Cortney, who serves as an inspiration to us all.

"Anytime we hear about someone who suffers from a chronic disease, it’s easy to use the disease as a label to describe the person: 'There's so and so, she has cancer,' or 'He’s a diabetic.' Everyone is guilty of doing this at one time or another, and I have noticed that many doctors unknowingly make this mistake, too.

Are we just our diseases or are we more? When I look into the mirror, it reflects back a person, not a disease."

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Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

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"I need a transplant. Am I or will I be covered?"

Join us for our April webinar, sponsored by Amgen, to learn about insurance coverage for a transplant...

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