Winners of the 6th Annual Essay Contest

THEME: “Funding a Dream:  Giving Back”

Get a Mentor – 1st Place Winner, 6th Annual Essay Contest

First, let me introduce myself. I was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in the summer of 1999, and typically for me, I...
Lobbying for Kidney Care

Lobbying for Kidney Care – 2nd Place Winner, 6th Annual Essay Contest

There it is. A check for $100,000, from out of nowhere, sitting in my mailbox. Only one caveat: Do something good with it for other kidney...
The Portable Kidney

The Portable Kidney – 3rd Place Winner, 6th Annual Essay Contest

If I found a check in my mailbox for $100,000 I would be very surprised and happy. My first thoughts, after the initial shock, would...

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Enter the Essay Contest

To enter the essay contest, submit a typed essay of no more than 750 words on the following topic: “Thriving No Matter What I Can...