Category: Patient Stories

Maddy’s Story

Maddy’s Story

Maddy was born 5 weeks early. Her mother was a high risk pregnancy because she was diabetic. We were told she may have issues when she was born and soon after it was confirmed. Maddy has her first bad UTI before her first birthday and had several back to back which raised concern. She was […]

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NKFF Patient Story – July 2018

NKFF Patient Story – July 2018

From Marie Elebash… Yes, I believe in miracles. My son needed a second kidney transplant to live. The prediction from his doctors’ was that it would take 10 years for him to be at the top of the list for donor kidneys because of the long list of people who needed a kidney. However, we […]

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Patient Spotlight:  Steve Bieritz, Kidney Recipient, Cocoa Beach Walk Chair

Patient Spotlight: Steve Bieritz, Kidney Recipient, Cocoa Beach Walk Chair

We recently sat down with Steve Biertz, a Kidney Recipient and Chair for the Cocoa Beach Kidney Walk Committee, to learn more about his personal kidney transplant experience: “My kidney issues seemed to have started in 1982 when, following a tennis game, my knees swelled up along with my ankles. After seeing my Doctor, he […]

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