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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, President’s Pick 17th Annual Essay Contest

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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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...

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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