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I Could Barely Walk, Eat, Breathe, Think

My name is Cheyenne and I’m 22 Years old and on dialysis. I was diagnosed with kidney failure after my first year of college, and after that, my life changed. I left UCSD and moved to a new county where my parents were. I eventually got so sick that I

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Women and Kidney Disease

Waiting and being patient aren’t always easy virtues. Think of when you’re sitting at a red light and you find yourself becoming impatient and tapping your fingers on the steering wheel. Or, how about when you are at the Starbucks drive-thru and all you can think about is getting your

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I Remember My Sister Saying “We Still Have Her.” 

I was diagnosed with beginning kidney failure in 1994.  My GP saw an unusual amount of protein in my urine in a routine urinalysis and sent me to a nephrologist. He did a biopsy and diagnosed me with FSG (focal glomerulitis sclerosis). At that point, I was at 35% kidney

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“You were approved.” These three words could be said to a 35-year-old woman for many different reasons – maybe approved for a loan for a new home, approved to buy a car, approved for a promotion or maybe to move forward with adopting a child. For me, I heard these

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Allow me to introduce to you….

*From the desk of Lauren Pierce* Please allow me to introduce to you, Valen Keefer- the new blog writer for the Chris Klug Foundation. This may be a reintroduction for many of you. Valen has been featured on our blogs in the past, but as a subject, not the voice.

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A LOVE So Strong It Saves Lives…

Yesterday, as most of you know, was Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate LOVE. At the Chris Klug Foundation, we were not only celebrating Valentine’s Day but we were also celebrating National Donor Day. We were out at the Aspen Recreation Center and the Carbondale Recreation Center talking with people

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Winter X Games Kick Off and Special Olympic Win

Yesterday was an amazing first day to the 2018 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.  We are very fortunate to be apart of this great event in our backyard. We have a kiosk on the event deck of X Fest right next to the Guest Services tent to help inspire,

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Organ Health Spotlight in Time for a Healthy New Year

The winter season is filled with resolutions, analysis, and momentum. Often times, self-reflection and projection can be stressful and chaotic, but motivating nonetheless. In addition to basking in the charm of the new year, it is also a time to consider overall health and particularly, lung health. Lung diseases as

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