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Trigger warning: This article discusses suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for more...

Kellye Miller has always followed her instinct. As a fourth-year college student, she gave up a physics scholarship to pursue communications at a new school–a choice that would change her life in multiple ways. This path switch led to a career Kellye loves, introduced her to her closest friend, and inspired her to become a living kidney donor.

Meeting Morgan

On Kellye's first day at her new school, a student approached and introduced...

At Camp ChiMer, kids with kidney disease enjoy pool parties, rock wall climbing, and sleepovers—experiences many may take for granted. 

Not Maya Zarger. She grew up with kidney failure and knows better than most how special those Camp moments really are. 

Now an adult, Maya is ready to share her story and inspire more children with kidney disease.

Born with Kidney Disease

When Maya was six months old, her...

By Jim Myers, NKF patient-advocate

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is an evidence-based medical approach to treating certain chronic conditions through the use of an individually tailored nutrition plan based on a comprehensive nutrition assessment conducted by a Registered Dietitian (RD). A physician may refer an individual to an RD for this service. The goal of Medical...

Whether you're seeking a quick meal or a savory snack, the National Kidney Foundation has you covered with five new chronic kidney disease (CKD) recipes you will want to try.

Jump to Recipe

Everyone has different nutritional needs. Speak with a kidney dietitian or a...

Lance Mason's kidney journey began before he was even born–both his parents had kidney disease and had gone through dialysis and kidney transplants. Growing up, he went to doctor's appointments with his parents, attended dialysis sessions, and shared information about kidney disease with friends and family. 

Despite Lance's involvement in the kidney disease world, he never expected to become a kidney patient. That all changed...

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the constant demands of kidney disease, struggle to stay present, or manage your stress levels? If so, you're not alone. In 2021, an estimated 57.8 million Americans lived with mental illness1, but help is available. If these struggles persist, reach out to a mental health professional and try these simple practices that may transform your life. 

So, take a deep breath, let go of your...

¿Alguna vez se siente sobrepasado por las demandas constantes de la enfermedad renal, lucha por estar en el presente o le cuesta manejar sus niveles de estrés? Si es así, no es el único. En 2021, unos 57.8 millones de estadounidenses vivían con una enfermedad mental1, pero hay ayuda disponible. Si estas luchas persisten, comuníquese con un profesional de la salud mental y ponga a prueba estas...