2003 Essay Contest Winners

THEME: "Kidney Disease--Redefining What is Important in Life"


1st Place

The Real Miracle of my Family
By Ninette Haro
Ninette writes about family support dealing with kidney disease and dealing with the grief of losing those who helped her.

2nd Place

The Ultimate Adventure is the Infinite Day
By Lori Vivian
Lori describes how after living a life of careful planning she learned to enjoy the present day after being diagnosed with end-stage renal disease.

3rd Place

The Broken Wing
By Athena Bozakis
Athena breaks out of depression by helping others in her situation and making time for others in need.