Kids & TeensLiving with Kidney Disease & Transplantation (12 and Under)

living with kidney disease & transplantation: kids 12 & under

September 25, 2021

DuPage Children's Museum

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a day for very young patients and their families

This very special, free event is focused on helping young patients live healthy, fun-filled lives. Children, their families, and caregivers will have the opportunity to meet with physicians, dietitians, nephrologists, and other relevant healthcare professionals for a day of empowering education. This event event will feature speakers for parents and fun, engaging activities for kids.  Children will gain a better understanding of their bodies, and enable them to gain confidence in their health. Educational topics may cover any of the following areas:


  • Information about new medicine

  • Managing a kidney transplant

  • Emotional support and family wellness

  • Dialysis options

  • Breakthroughs in technology

  • Healthy snacks and nutrition 

Following a healthy lunch, families will enjoy private access to the DuPage Children's Museum.  Access to the museum will only be granted to those who attend the full program. 


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We want to make this program accessible to as many families as possible. 

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DuPage Children's Museum

Enjoy private access to the DuPage Children's Museum where kids can explore dozens of fun and educational stations at the conclusion of the program. 

Access to the museum will be given to those who complete the program. 

DuPage Children's Museum

301 N Washington St

Naperville, IL 60540

Program Schedule

Saturday, September 25, 2021

8:50 AM      Registration & Check In


9:25 AM     Welcome Message

9:30 AM      Icebreaker Activity - Build a Pasta Bridge

10:00 AM    Break

10:15 AM    Exploration Stations

Germs: What Are They?

Dialysis: Kidney Filtration Demo

Snacking Right

Kidney Jelly Bean Guessing Game

Arts & Crafts & Kidneys

Tie Dye My Apron

Trivia Wheel

10:45 AM    Break

11:00 AM    Exploration Stations

DuPage Museum Stations

Discover Yoga Health

Face Painting


    Parents' Educational Session

How Parents Can Help Their Kids Cope with & Navigate Chronic Disease

Elicia Wartman, M.A. Clinical Psychology | Loyola University

11:30 AM    Lunch

*Agenda subject to change without notice


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helping children plan their futures

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to successfully impact the lives of young people, their families, and their communities with the help of our dedicated sponsors.

For more information on sponsoring this program, please contact Heidi Merritt at or 312-321-1500. 



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