Patient Experiences

Kidney patients are all around us. Young and old, male and female – there are over 26 million Americans fighting kidney disease together. Each patient fights a unique battle and each survivor possesses his or her own unique story.

Learn more about what it means to lives with kidney disease from patients fighting for their lives and to make a difference in finding a cure.

Mike Abernathy

Mike Abernathy has a love of motorcycles... Read More

Jim Myers

Hear why Jim Myers of Kidney Stories, advocates for quality kidney care... Read More

Cecelia and Michael Kasnick

Hear why Cecelia Kasnick and her father, Michael, advocate for quality kidney care... Read More

Jack Reynolds

Jack Reynolds is the inaugural winner for the Nancy L. S ... Read More

Nancy L. Scott

Nancy was instrumental in the creation of the... Read More

Senator John Culver

United States Senator John Culver was one of 305 members ...... Read More

Jonathan Rivera Gómez

Jonathan Rivera Gómez Like many boys his age, Jonathan... Read More

Lori Hartwell

A kidney patient since age two, having survived 40 plus ... Read More

Robert Ziegler

Robert Ziegler is a former dialysis patient who received a k... Read More

Duane Sunwold

Chef Sunwold's kidney disease was caused by high blood p... Read More


Leah spoke with the National Kidney Foundation about the s... Read More

Risa Simon

Risa Simon is a kidney transplant recipient and the winner o... Read More

Malachi Grace

A former college football player at nearby Cheney Univer... Read More

Pastor Terry Brooks

Pastor Terry Brooks is not your average dialysis patient... Read More