Kidney disease is complicated and can be a trial at any age, particularly if you are a child. The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois recognizes the unique challenges that present themselves with kids who have kidney disease and for those who care for them. Programs and services have been developed specifically for kids at any stage of chronic kidney disease from first diagnosis to dialysis to transplant.
For kids with kidney disease and their families, we welcome you to contact us with any specific questions that you may have and encourage you to get involved with any of our educational programs and Kidney Camp.
YMCA Camp Duncan
July 15 - 20, 2012
For one week, children ages 7-15 with chronic kidney disease, on dialysis or living with kidney transplants can experience the freedom, fun and independence of a traditional summer camp - free of charge! Activities include swimming, boating, horseback riding and arts and crafts. All of this is done in a safe environment where they continue to receive their medications and/or dialysis treatments at a local clinic. The NKFI has been able to continue this tradition due in large part to the generosity of Genentech, Benjamin B. Green-Field Foundation and individual donations.
For more information, please contact Nancy LePain at 312.321.1500 x232 or via email to email@example.com.
Educational Brochure for School Nurses
To help school staff better understand and relate to children with kidney disease, the NKFI has developed a brochure containing information about the emotional and physical aspects of kidney disease and more importantly, how they as educators can be more helpful in providing a more accepting and productive environment for learning.
To order, please contact the NKFI at 312.321.1500.