On April 12, 2017, I was diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease also known as kidney failure and in need of dialysis or a transplant.  Without hesitation, my mother volunteered and we went through the cross-matching process. After what felt like a race against time, on May 25, 2017, we crossed the finish line with a successful kidney transplant operation. To stay off the blood pressure meds, I started running in 2019 and quickly fell in love with it and haven't stopped since!

The National Kidney Foundation is leading the pace group in the fight against kidney disease and I am excited to join the pack! Kidney disease often has no symptoms and can go undetected until very advanced stages so it's important to spread awareness on the importance of everyday kidney health and what increases a person's risk of kidney disease early on.

Will you join us by making a donation or challenging yourself too? 

Every dollar counts, and I would be grateful for your support to help fight kidney disease!

Thank you!

Transplant Day
May 25, 2017

TCS New York City Marathon November 7, 2021