Jessica’s Personal Story

Jessicas Personal Story: Early in 2012, my mother and I found out I was in end- stage renal failure, after I started having severe backaches. After going through many tests with our family doctor, my mother and I were informed that I would need a kidney transplant, or I would have to start dialysis soon. […]

48 State – 100 Kidneys For Kids Challenge

Kidneys For Kids “100 Kidneys For 100 KIDS” 48 State C Story: In 2012, I read a newspaper story about a  10-year-old girl from our town who needed a kidney transplant. I did not  know her, but almost two years prior, I had tried to help a friend who  also needed a kidney transplant […]

Pediatric Glomerular Kidney Disease

Glomerular Kidney Disease (Pediatric)   Pediatric Glomerular Diseases include diseases such as   Nephrotic Syndrome Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) Minimal Change Disease IgM Nephropathy IgA Nephropathy C3 Glomerulopathy Membranous Nephropathy   These diseases may cause the kidneys to leak excess protein and  blood in the urine, high blood pressure, and may lead to loss of […]

Kidney Disorders In Children

Overview of Kidney Disorders in Children How do the kidneys work? Your child’s body takes nutrients from food and converts them into  energy. After your child’s body has taken the nutrients it needs, waste  products are left behind in the bowel and in the blood. The kidneys and urinary system keep chemicals, such as potassium and  sodium, […]

Painter On A Mission To Match Kidneys For Kids

Marty Mulcahy Editor BAY CITY – Brian Martindale, a Local 2353 union painter,  in 2013 almost certainly saved the  life of a 10-year-old girl who was  in renal failure, by giving her one  of his kidneys.  Motivated to spread the word  about the need for more kidney  donors, last month Martindale  wrapped up a personal […]

Bradley Monger – Kidneys For Kids WHSV Interview

ELKTON, Va. (WHSV) – An 11-year-old boy  from Elkton is in need of a kidney donor and his family is seeking the  community’s help to find one. Bradley Monger was born with kidney  disease, his left kidney has no function and his right is down to just  27 percent function. “He needs a  kidney so […]

Cooper Pfaff NBC Interview HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – At just 15 months old, Cooper Pfaff is defying the odds. He was born with End Stage Renal Disease. His life has been filled with medical interventions to treat  complications from his kidneys not working properly. Before his parents  could even hold him, he underwent emergency surgery as a newborn […]

Bradley Monger Needs a “KIDNEY”- Daily News Record

ELKTON — Bradley Monger is an 11-year-old Elkton boy  who enjoys dancing for TikTok, trips to Walmart and going to the Kings  Dominion amusement park in Doswell. “You’d never think anything was wrong with him,” his mother, Rebecca Monger, said while looking at Bradley in their Elkton home. Monger  stared down at her son curled […]

Cooper The Trooper

UPDATE: COOPER THE TROOPER TO RECEIVE KIDNEY TOMORROW! 12/27/2022 Good afternoon friends. Tonight, be sure to tune into WTKR- Hampton- Norfolk, Virginia at 5 and 6pm; to see the story of Cooper Pfaff, the 15 month old boy I was honored to meet last week, along with his parents Kasey and Stephen Pfaff-and brother Griffin. […]

WLBT, Jackson Mississippi TV Interview

In September, I was fortunate enough to be invited by T.J. Mayfield- president of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation, to visit their office as part of my advocating trip for children who need kidney transplants. I ended up spending 5 days there, working with T.J. on what was being done to assure kidney patients had access […]