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Dialysis Patient Stays Active, Sets New Life Goals While Awaiting a Kidney Transplant

Dialysis Patient Stays Active, Sets New Life Goals While Awaiting a Kidney Transplant

If you’re diagnosed with a serious illness, it can be easy to get down and wonder why this is happening to you and how will it affect your future goals and dreams. For 57-year-old Jim McGarry of Fruit Cove, Florida, a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease that has required him to go on dialysis [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

A Kidney Between Friends

A Kidney Between Friends

Todd Goldrick was living the dream. Good job. Loving wife. Two young, healthy kids. Weekends spent playing golf, softball, kayaking, hiking, running or just hanging around home with the family. But that changed suddenly in 2010, when he and his wife simply tried to buy some life insurance. He was [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Sister’s Kidney for Little Brother

Sister’s Kidney for Little Brother

For his entire life, radio host James Rabe has known that one day he'd need a new kidney. A disease called Alport Syndrome slowly caused his kidneys to fail. As his condition advanced, the search for a new organ began. His big sister stepped up and gave part of herself [...]

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Jill Morton: Going for the Gold

Jill Morton: Going for the Gold

Eight years ago, Jill Morton was dying. A family history of kidney disease had finally caught up with her. Her kidneys were failing, and her body was shutting down. "I was really afraid," she says. For two long years, Morton, of Boca Raton, Fla., lived with that fear -- her [...]

Created by Susana Shephard