In September 2016, I was diagnosed with IGA Nephropathy. My life and my family's life changed forever.
I'd gone to the doctors with a headache, and two days later, we were told I'd need a kidney transplant in the next 3 years, and that I would more than likely need dialysis. At 25 years old, with a baby on the way, it was the last thing we ever expected to happen.
That December, two weeks after our daughter was born, I found out that my kidneys had failed completely, and that I needed peritoneal dialysis. I've now had a kidney transplant and feel like a new me, so what better way to celebrate than by running around a field like a lunatic getting covered in mud.
Living with Kidney Disease is not easy - trust us, we know. It can be debilitating, but it should not take over your life. The team at the Sorby Renal Unit at the Northern General took care of me at a really difficult point in my life, and they cannot do this without donations. Please give what you can.