WHAT IT MEANS TO ME TO BE A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS

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By Jim Myers, National Board of Director and Ambassador, AAKP It was 2014, I had just completed my first year of dialysis. I was in my chair at the Fresenius Medical Care Clinic in Crown Point, Indiana, when my doctor, Dr. Vavilala (Dr. V) approached me. He mentioned to me that the ESRD Network 10 was holding a contest, and he felt that if I applied and wrote an essay, I'd win. The prize was an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to attend the American Association of Kidney Patients’ National Patient Meeting. As a budding, new kidney advocate I jumped at the chance. With Dr.
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KIDNEY PROFESSIONALS NAMED AS 2020 MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

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America’s Largest Independent Kidney Patient Organization Recognizes Top Professionals FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2020 Tampa, FL - The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), America’s oldest and largest independent, patient-led kidney advocacy organization, has announced recipients of its 2020 Medal of Excellence. The award is one of the Association’s highest honors for kidney healthcare professionals and designed to elevate local, national and international figures who have been at the forefront of advancements in kidney care and patient empowerment.
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