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The high cost of being sick

The high cost of being sick

The Atlantic magazine recently published an in-depth look at the financial toll that illnesses—including chronic illnesses like kidney disease—take on patients.

One of the patients interviewed for the article is a dedicated AKF advocate, Lori Noyes of Upland, California. Lori's story sheds some important light on how crucial charitable assistance is for people struggling with debilitating illnesses and confirms what we hear again and again from the patients we assist: The financial consequences of being sick can be overwhelming.

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