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Kent's Kidney Stories

Sep 17, 2021

Mary Baliker was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of nine and has undergone dialysis during various times in her life. At 17, she had a kidney transplant from her brother, Doug. Since then, she has had three more transplants, the last of which was in 1999. As a result of this life-long experience, she cherishes...


Aug 27, 2021

Kidney disease is tough enough to deal with as an adult. When it begins in early childhood it is even more devastating and difficult to adjust to. Kent takes time to talk with Austin Lee, a two-time kidney transplant recipient who was transplanted at the early age of four. Listen to him explain the many challenges he...


Aug 24, 2021

Ben lives in London, England and Jasper lives in Vienna, Austria. Jasper needed a kidney transplant so his good friend, Ben agreed to donate. Ben flew to Vienna, Austria, and found out he was a match. Then the fun began! Covid came and Jasper had to have surgery, and all along Ben stayed firm in his commitment to...


Aug 20, 2021

Kent talks to Jill Hammonds who has been living with FSGS for over 30 years. She was diagnosed at 14 years of age. She talks about her course of treatment and her transplants. One courageous and tough mother, wife, and kidney warrior.

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Aug 12, 2021

Kent talks with a good friend and kidney warrior Jonathan Traylor in this AAKP one-year kidneyversary session. Jonathan talks about the importance of keeping in close touch with his care team and expresses his feelings about mentorship and support during his first year of transplant.

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