Not because it is easy, because it's hard!
This year I will be running my first Marathon fundraising to support research in kidney diseases.
Who are we?
Part of the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Team Stork and we are a group from the renal division running for "Healthy Kidneys".
I am running in honor of Tom: Tom’s kidneys failed from polycystic kidney disease, which is one of the most common inherited diseases affecting about 500,000 people in the US. When Tom reached End-Stage Kidney Disease about 2.5 years ago, he received kidney transplantation at the BWH, recovered form his illness and currently carries a very normal and active life.
Why support us?
15% of the World population has Chronic Kidney Disease. Once kidneys fail, staying alive depends on Dialysis or transplantation. Half a million patients are on dialysis, only 2% of these receive kidney transplantation and unfortunately not all transplants last long.
Major achievements in the field of kidney diseases were accomplished thanks to research done at the BWH; achievements like the dialysis machine, the first kidney transplantation and many more.
What are you supporting?
Research to improve transplanted kidney survival by developing means to prevent and treat rejection.
For healthy kidneys are a treasure, help us make difference to patients with kidney diseases and have more beautiful stories like Tom’s one.