Angels with Shoes: A Kidney Transplant Story

Award-winning short documentary film that tells the story of a living kidney donation between two cousins. Shot in Miami and Puerto Rico, the film won the ‘Best International Documentary’ and ‘Audience Choice’ awards at the 2015 Rincón International Film Festival as well as the ‘Best Documentary’ award at the 2015 Film Miami Fest. Angels with […]

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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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A Big Day, a Big Plan

Credit: Day one of the Kidney Patient Summit began with a Facebook Live event featuring Kidney Advocacy Committee (KAC) member Ewo Harrell talking with NKF Senior Director of Health Policy Tonya Saffer. The video was viewed over 4,000 times on its first day. This was followed by KAC breaking off into groups to strategize […]

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On February 7th, 2017, a dedicated and spirited group of determined individuals kicked off the annual, “Florida Kidney Day at the Capitol”. On tap the first day was the End Stage Renal Disease advisory meeting with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Approximately two dozen participants filed into the Agency to meet with the […]

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