A Blessing to Others, AAKP Ambassador Precious McCowan Shares Her Story with Kidney Disease

Diana Clynes
By Deborah Pelaez, aakpRENALIFE Independent WriterImagine this. There exists a girl who possesses an appearance that deceives the eye, for she stands at a mere five feet one inch tall. Yet, do not be misled by her stature, for within her lies a smile of such magnitude that it illuminates an entire room!
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Donate Life Month: Rick Daynes, Altruistic Living Kidney Donor, Super Dad, and More!

Diana Clynes
By Deborah Pelaez, aakpRENALIFE Independent WriterFrom the time he was young, Rick Daynes knew that his O negative blood type could help people. His mother and father also had O negative blood, and his mother always said, “Give blood whenever you can. God blessed you with a gift that you can give to anyone.
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National Kidney Month: “I Am More Than My Kidney Disease…” AAKP Ambassadors Respond

Diana Clynes
March is National Kidney Month. Help spread the word about kidney disease this month by sharing your personal story along with educational resources with your friends, family, and community. Kidney disease is a silent killer—let’s end the silence.In this article, AAKP Ambassadors share why they are more than their kidney disease.
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Aging in the Kidney

Diana Clynes
By Stephen Z. Fadem, MD, FASN, AAKP Medical Advisory Board ChairHave you noticed that you cannot run and tumble like a young kid? The younger people working out at the gym are far bulkier than their fathers and grandfathers – and me. On average, professional athletes retire by age 30.
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Connected Forever by Love, Kidneys, and Paintings: The Kidney Journey of Gabriel and Melissa Delgado

Diana Clynes
Gabriel and Melissa married in Half Moon Bay, California, in 2007 after many years of friendship and dating. The two moved to San Antonio, Texas, shortly after, where they had two children and successful careers. Gabriel worked in the arts, and Melissa worked in the tourism industry.
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Living a Clean Life – AAKP Ambassador Gail Glasser Shares Her Kidney Story

Diana Clynes
Gail Glasser first discovered she had a problem with her kidneys in high school. At the age of 15, she had strep throat that went left untreated because she never told her parents. Even after her throat healed, she continued to feel unwell and eventually went to see her doctor. At first, the doctor did not find anything wrong with her.
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A Letter from a Family With5 Living Kidney Donors

Diana Clynes
By Suzanne Ruff, kidney donor, author of The Reluctant Donor and AAKP TreasurerKidney donor Suzanne Ruff, author of The Reluctant Donor and AAKP Treasurer, sent the following heartfelt letter to thousands of living organ donors, kidney patients, families, and medical professionals on May 19, 2023.Her family has 5 living organ donors.
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