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Patient Stories

Kidney Patient Stories

Kidney Recipients

Our patients share their stories in hopes it will inspire someone facing a difficult time. Whether you are waiting for a transplant, the family member of someone waiting, or considering living donation, we hope these stories bring you comfort.

“Today, I am healthy, full of energy, loving my family and seeing my 14 grandchildren grow.” - Sylvia Valdez

"I wanted to donate" - Matthew and Theresa

"I don't have diabetes anymore!" - Harriet Duhart

"I have everything that I ever wanted in life!" - Elizabeth Aguilar

"I try not to sweat the small stuff." - Robert Camero

It has been a painful journey but one that Gaby no longer has to live. - Gabriella Rivera