17th Annual Essay Contest

Theme: “Kidney Warriors: How Do You Fight This Battle And Win?”

“The Warrior” – 1st Place Winner, 17th Annual Essay Contest

You take me back To a time and place That I do not want to be That I do not want to face That is my worst enemy Where...

Cape of TRIUMPH – 2nd Place Winner, 17th Annual Essay Contest

When is the best time to admit to a deep desire to own a cape? A desire so strong, you have to pursue the...

Nephrons of Wisdom from a Kidney Shaken Survivalist – 3rd Place Winner, 17th Annual...

In the beginning I was a painfully shy, embarrassingly awkward, and endlessly imaginative little toothpick of a boy who was completely unaware of the...

My Mother’s Toolbox –4th Place Winner, 17th Annual Essay Contest

As a young girl, I distinctly remember my mother’s toolbox. It was a large black box that held a variety of helpful tools—a hammer,...

Yes, I AM: A 40-Year Survivor’s Declaration

I watch the young man, shivering, curled up in a ball at the end of the couch I'm sitting on. You hear about addiction,...

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Hakuna Matata – Honorable Mention 16th Annual Essay Contest

When I was first diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of 23, I was young with no plan on how to cope with...

Thank you to our 17th Annual Essay Contest Sponsors

Gold

FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE

Silver

U.S. Renal Care

Bronze

Dialysis Clinic Inc
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