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Episode 44: AAKP Ambassador Lindsay Gath 3rd Kidney Transplant Anniversary Special

Kent's Kidney Stories

Release Date: 10/27/2020

Episode 47: Armand Halter - Be Your Own Advocate show art Episode 47: Armand Halter - Be Your Own Advocate

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Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent speaks with AAKP’s Ambassador, Lindsay Gath. She is married and a mother of two. She was diagnosed with Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis (MPGN) when she was 11 years old. In 2016 after a visit with her Nephrologist, she was informed that it was time to start considering Dialysis. Lindsay shares her journey in searching for a Living Donor and Preemptive Transplant. She received an outpouring of support when she shared his story on Social Media. This is a wonderful episode that provides hope to all who listen. 

Items Mentioned on the episode:

Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis (MPGN)

Preemptive Transplant

The YNOTT Foundation

If you or someone you know would like to be spotlighted on an episode of Kent’s Kidney Stories on your Kidney Transplant Anniversary contact Kent at kent.bressler@kidneysolutions.org

For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at www.kidneysolutions.org

Host: Kent Bressler
Producer: Jason Nunez