The Search for a Kidney: Josh’s Story (Part 2 – Childhood)

By Terri

We’re continuing to learn more about Josh’s story and his immediate need for a kidney. If you missed it, you can read all about Josh’s Kidney Disease Diagnosis here. While we’re sharing his full story over the next week or so, the need for a new kidney is now. At the bottom of this article, you can find out how to get the process started to see if you might be that perfect match for Josh.

Josh’s Childhood with Kidney Disease

WDW Hints: Prior to your transplant, Josh, how were you feeling? Do you remember what treatments were like as a child? Were there activities you couldn’t participate in, due to treatments or overall health?

JOSH: I remember the thing that was really hard was not being able to go outside with my friends after 7pm. My dialysis was in my room from 7pm – 7am, 7 days a week. My friends would be doing stuff at school or just playing in the neighborhood, and I couldn’t. I don’t remember when I was a baby, of course. And thinking back, I feel like I didn’t really KNOW that I was sick until I was a little older. I remember not …read more

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