UC Health Transplant Team Will Walk to Make a Lasting Impact for Patients with Kidney Disease

David Weber, a 36-year-old from Southeast Indiana, became ill in his early 20s with a kidney disorder known as IgA nephropathy. After receiving an aggressive therapy to treat the disease, Weber’s immune system was compromised – resulting in his development of histoplasmosis, shingles and even pneumonia.

In 2009, Weber’s kidneys failed.

From dialysis to potential kidney transplants, to medications and more, kidney failure marks the beginning of a long road ahead for many.

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, over 17 thousand kidney transplants were performed in the United States in 2013 as a result of kidney disease.

For the UC Health Transplant team, knowing that thousands of patients – like David Weber – suffer from kidney disease makes it imperative to get involved. This is exactly why the team is taking lifesaving steps to raise awareness about kidney disease.

Getting Involved.

Held in nearly 100 communities, The National Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest walk to fight kidney disease.  This Sunday, May 20, UC Health’s UC Health Transplant, Nephrology and Dialysis Teams are joining the fight to raise awareness and funds for the lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk.

UC Health’s Transplant Team will walk to ultimately make a lasting impact for patients with kidney disease.

 

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