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October 19th, 2016

Living Donor to Kidney Recipient: ‘I Feel Like the Winner in All This’

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

The email from a parent at her school in May 2013 took Nancy Shaver, an elementary school principal, by surprise. It was from Kati Walker, mother of two, who was on a mission: to donate one of her kidneys to Nancy, who greatly needed one. Kati’s message announced, “I’m going to be tested to be […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 16th, 2015

Wife Gives Husband the Gift of Life with Living Donor Kidney

By Paul Scotti pscotti

When 29-year-old Cameron Mullis of Jacksonville, Florida, was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy and told he’d need a kidney transplant, he was facing the likelihood of kidney dialysis and several years of waiting for a suitable donor. Little did he realize, his potential donor was living under the same roof as him. IgA nephropathy, also known […]

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Tags: Florida Campus, IgA Nephropathy, Kidney Dialysis, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


April 1st, 2015

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

By Paul Scotti pscotti

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 three days a week while […]

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Tags: Dr. Floyd Willis, Dr. Peter Fitzpatrick, Florida Campus, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Patient Story


August 14th, 2014

A Kidney Between Friends

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

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 just 28. “Mine came back […]

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Tags: Alport syndrome, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant


November 11th, 2013

Sister’s Kidney for Little Brother

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

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 so her little brother could […]

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Tags: 3786, 5291, 5324, 5335, Alport syndrome, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories


July 27th, 2011

Jill Morton: Going for the Gold

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

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 name on the transplant list […]

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Tags: 2211, 3786, 5291, 5324, 5335, Jill Morton, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Patient Story


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