National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Launches New Story Sharing Project

This week the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois launched a new effort to put a face to kidney disease.  The Story Sharing Project will allow anyone affected by kidney disease to share their story, advice, personal experiences and photos with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. 

Stories make the disease real and inspire others. We want to hear from people living with kidney disease, those on dialysis, transplant candidates and recipients, donors, donor family members, caregivers and their loved ones.

Stories will be used on the organization’s website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages and quarterly e-newsletter.  Some individuals may be contacted to speak at events or be on hand for media interviews. 

This is just one of many efforts that the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois employs to raise awareness for kidney disease, which currently affects 26 million American adults, one million of whom live in Illinois.  One in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease, and most people don’t realize they have it until the disease is in its later stages and treatment options are limited. 

People can share their stories easily here.

To learn more about the Story Sharing Project, contact Sara Jane Castro at (312) 321-1500 or sjcastro@nkfi.org.