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Eric’s 10-year kidneyversary story

Celebrating 10 year kidneyversary When Eric Douglin needed a kidney transplant 10 years ago, his wife, Mandi, stepped in without hesitation. The operation in January 2010 was a success, and this year, Eric is celebrating the 10th anniversary since receiving his life-saving gift. He said: “When I asked Mandi why she wanted to donate her…

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Celebrating my 11th kidneyversary A footballer lover whose kidneys failed at 16 after being diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulonephritis (FSGS) is celebrating the 11th anniversary of his transplant. Each year, Fred Midgley celebrates his kidneyversary by holding a party with family and friends, raising money for Kidney Research UK. The event has grown each year…

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Why we must tackle diabetic kidney disease Diabetic kidney disease patient and health campaigner Sarah Green is encouraged and excited by this research breakthrough. “It’s amazing to think that, in the future, scientists may be able to prevent or at least slow down the progress of the many problems caused by diabetic kidney disease,” says…

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Nocturnal dialysis: Maddy Warren’s patient experience A familiar face in the kidney community, Maddy Warren is often held up as an aspirational person, with her incredible achievements as a kidney patient and for her positive, can-do attitude to life. A former trustee of Kidney Research UK, over the years Maddy has raised thousands of pounds…

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Billi’s story – mental health and physical health Born with kidney problems, Billi Stone didn’t experience symptoms until he reached secondary school. A hard road lay ahead, involving his mental health as well as his physical health. I started always feeling cold, completely lost my appetite and felt really tired all the time. My teachers…

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Deborah’s story – alive thank to pioneering transplant technique Deborah Bakewell is alive and well today, thanks to a pioneering transplant technique developed with our funding. Deborah Bakewell ives in Lincoln with her husband, she is a mother and step-mother and doting grandmother to five beautiful granddaughters. Before retiring Deborah was the Office Manager and Property…

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James and Emma’s story – life-changing challenges After having a kidney transplant fail, James and Emma talk about their struggle to cope. Doncaster couple James Fenwick and Emma Ross have had to face many life-changing challenges as a result of James’ kidney disease. James was diagnosed with stage 3 renal failure in 2007 and received…

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Morgan’s story – Raising money to keep lives free from kidney disease. Raising money to keep lives free from kidney disease. At age 13, Morgan Wishart was diagnosed with stage 5 renal failure. This was a very sudden and very serious medical issue, shocking both her and her family. From being an active, sporty teenager,…

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Christy Millar’s life changed after her kidneys failed suddenly during a severe illness. Christy Millar’s life changed after her kidneys failed suddenly during a severe illness. Christy Millar’s life changed after her kidneys failed suddenly during a severe illness. Two weeks after finishing her university exams, Christy collapsed in agony. At the hospital, she discovered…

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