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Team Warrior Liam - Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo, Kalamazoo family walks for Warrior Liam on Sunday
Liam will turn two years old just before his first NKFM Kidney Walk at the Zoo. His parents, Farrah and David from Kalamazoo, are walking for “Warrior Liam”, who was born with kidney disease. Liam has Alport Syndrome, a progressive genetic condition characterized by kidney damage, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities. Liam has already lost his hearing in one ear. > more
One Sunday in March 2017, while he was living in New Orleans, Calvin Thompson felt so sick that he asked his roommate to drive him to a hospital emergency room. On Monday morning, he woke to find that he was fresh out of surgery, with tubes everywhere and feeling like Frankenstein. He was told that he had Stage 4 kidney disease, was in kidney failure, and needed to start dialysis. Calvin had been built like a football player and weighed 270 lbs. After he got sick, as his weight plummeted to 172, he states that his brain could not keep up with how his body was changing. > more
NKFM scholarships put academic goals within reach for young woman with kidney disease > more

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