To be a Kidney Donor

It was 1986, when my sister started dating her future husband, Rob, nobody would ever have imagined that in 22 years. Me, the “little sister” of his girlfriend, a 10 year old, fairly obnoxious child would have the opportunity to change his life. Their story is the classic high school sweetheart. Having 2 younger siblingsContinue reading “To be a Kidney Donor”

The Kidney Disease Rollercoaster

From a 20 year old Sports & Fitness Studies student, to kidney Failure, to becoming the “Fastest Sick Person in Europe”. Or, I could start with; healthy student, to dialysis patient, to transplant recipient, back to dialysis patient, to transplant recipient again, to husband and father, to… I love the KidneyTrails.com goal of “…bringing real life experienceContinue reading “The Kidney Disease Rollercoaster”

Redesigning my Dialysis Treatment: By Thelma Desjarlis

 Three days after we had just moved into our newly purchased home, our seemingly normal life was about to be rattled by this unforgiving disease. We were so busy unpacking our things when all of a sudden, I felt funny, and a nagging pain in my head became so excruciating that I started vomiting endlessly.Continue reading “Redesigning my Dialysis Treatment: By Thelma Desjarlis”

Dialysis from the Inside (Part 1)

My name is Marco Antonio Santana and I was born in Paterson, New Jersey.  My large family spent only the first few years of my life there before moving to Massachusetts, where we have lived ever since.  My childhood was very normal and included all the typical bumps and bruises associated with having four siblings. Continue reading “Dialysis from the Inside (Part 1)”