Transplant Chronicles Summer 2012

The Decision to Try

By Lora Wilson

When Glenn Johnston was faced with kidney failure, his wife Patty decided to get tested to be his donor. Check out Patty's personal story and learn the facts about living donation.


Photo Credit: Post-Transplant Weight Gain: Kick-Start Healthy Habits this Summer

By Katie Tiedtke, R.D., L.D.

Whether you're striving to maintain a healthy weight or are working to shed those extra pounds, it can be difficult getting started–especially after a transplant. Fortunately, a few healthy lifestyle changes can help you get to and maintain that healthy weight. Get our top tips here.


Advocacy in Action

Read our blog to find out what's going on in the Capitol, to learn more about our advocacy activities, and to see how you can get involved!

Ben CharlsonThings Aren't as Bad as You Think

By Ben Charlson

Ben Charlson's health problems began when his kidneys failed at three years old. But through years of dialysis and two transplants, Ben's optimism about life never wavered. Click here to read Ben's inspiring journey back to health.


JusticeThree Children Leave Kidney Camp to be Rushed for Transplant

In July 2011, 20 children attended the NKF of Illinois' annual Kidney Camp, a free week-long camp for kids with kidney disease. However, the week was cut short for three of the campers when their parents received the call that organs had become available for their children. Fourteen-year-old Justice Diamond was one of those kids. Check out Justice's amazing story here.

Click here for the Transplant Chronicles Editorial Board


For past issues of Transplant Chronicles please visit the archive.

We're on Facebook and Twitter. Join us today!