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

living with kidney disease & transplantation: kids 12 & under

September 26, 2020

DuPage Children's Museum

Naperville, IL

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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 and animal-house fun. While parents and caretakers connect with experts and engage in a series of kidney-health and childcare discussions, children will meet a community of other young patients, and play a series of interactive, group learning-games that will foster friendships, help them better understand 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 lunch, patients and families have the rest of the explore the magic of DuPage Children's Museum. You are free to explore the museumas a family, with the NKFI team, or with new friends you make at the event!

** Please Note: Like all NKFI Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation events, this program is presented free of charge. Access to the DuPage Children's Museum will only be given to those who attend the full program.


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DuPage Children's Museum

The NKFI mixes our educational programming with fun, which is why we host this Living with Kidney Disease event at the DuPage Children's Museum.


301 N Washington St

Naperville, IL 60540

Program Schedule

Saturday, September 26, 2020


  • 8:30am  -  Check in and Breakfast

  • 9:00am  -  Getting to Know You: Icebreaker Activity

  • 9:30am  -  Exploration Stations

    •  Mind/Body Health

    • Transplant

    • Germs, Germs, Germs

    • Dialysis

    • Snacking Right

    • Medical Adherence

  • 11:00am  -  Animal Exhibit (kids)   Long Term Outlook (parents)​​

  • 12:00pm  -  Lunch  & Share Your Story (kids)                                           Lunch with the Experts (parents)

  • 12:30pm  -  Explore the Museum!


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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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