PKD Will

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PKD Will Not Beat Me
Hello Hope

Hello Hope

I was standing with my back toward the wall at Starbucks in the Sacramento International Airport, waiting for my tall, iced, green tea unsweetened with two Splenda Sweeteners. I was wearing a mask to protect myself from germs, and a sweatshirt I had created when I...

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Germaphobe

Germaphobe

Upon becoming a kidney transplant recipient, we must take lifelong medicine that suppresses our immune system to help prevent our body from rejecting the donated organ. At this same time, germs take on a whole new meaning in our lives. Hand sanitizer and...

PKD Will Not Beat Me
32 Candles

32 Candles

During the silent moment prior to blowing out my birthday candles, I always think of the reality that I was not expected to see my 19th birthday. Also, that it is a true miracle I have turned 32 years old today. Thirty-two! Wow! It is hard to process all I have...

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A Wild Adventure

A Wild Adventure

It is easy to become creatures of habit. Some parts of our daily routine are mundane while others we look forward to. Noah and I used to have a steady routine of taking evening walks and hiking adventures on the weekend. We would drive down into the canyon behind...

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    I was standing with my back toward the wall at Starbucks in the Sacramento International Airport, waiting for my tall,Read More
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    I was in my early 20s when I first met my husband, Noah. We saw each other two nights inRead More
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    Upon becoming a kidney transplant recipient, we must take lifelong medicine that suppresses our immune system to help prevent ourRead More
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    During the silent moment prior to blowing out my birthday candles, I always think of the reality that I wasRead More
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    It is easy to become creatures of habit. Some parts of our daily routine are mundane while others we lookRead More
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    I stood up from my workstation and looked around to take in my surroundings. Try to envision “Santa’s Workshop” andRead More