“I had been a nurse for many years, but I didn’t want to be in the hospital. I wanted to be out in the community. I really wanted to be in prevention. A nephrologist friend of mine told me about an opening with NKF. I realized that this was one disease that you actually can prevent. So it seemed like the perfect fit for me.”
“Looking back there were indications I did not recognize. For one I was seeing doctors and eventually was hospitalized for severe anemia. Everyone seemed to expect they would find bleeding as the cause."Read More
“I told my family over lunch one day when I was 11 years old that I wanted to be a physician. They were quite surprised.”
“A patient here went to the Philippines and had this made for me in a village.”
“I was a computer science major in school, but it wasn’t for me. I sort of fell into human services. I liked helping people. With social work I saw the opportunity to offer more help.”
“I am a dietitian and I chose to work in dialysis due to my strong family history of polycystic kidney disease. My grandmother died of kidney failure when she was sixty."Read More
Robert and Susan
“We like to go out a lot and go shopping. I was to the point that I couldn’t keep up with her. Now, she has to keep up with me.”
“The patients who are more difficult to train, it give me satisfaction to bring them to a new level of health and offer them an improvement in their life. It’s always a teaching experience.”
“My daughter takes such good care of me. I call her my main ‘nurse.’ I’m so lucky to have her by my side.”
“This is a tattoo of my son’s footprint. He’s 9 years old now. I have another for my daughter, who’s 12. And I’m about to have another one, a boy. I’ll put a tattoo of his hand on my hand."
“I came to dialysis for one main reason – I want to make a miracle happen. Dialysis made me realize that I can watch that miracle happen. Kidney failure is not a death sentence. I can prolong their life.”
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