Greetings family and friends!
I was born with a multi-cystic dysplastic kidney. A multi-cystic dysplastic kidney is a condition that occurs when one kidney doesn't form correctly in the womb. The non-functioning kidney is full of cysts and scar tissue. I've been fortunate to have overcome some adversity with my working kidney. But other people are not so fortunate. This is why I walk.
I've been doing this walk since 2011.
Why do I walk?
I walk for my grandfather, who died due to complications with dialysis. Last year, I met a friend who is battling their own journey with kidney disease. I walk for my friend too. In 2020, I walk for everyone struggling with kidney disease who does their best to live each day to the fullest. I walk for everyone facing COVID-19 while battling kidney disease, and those whose kidneys have been impacted by complications due to COVID-19. Though I have been fortunate enough to have a less turbulent journey with my one kidney, it's hard to ignore the fact that kidney disease is prevalent, not just in my family, but around our country. Please consider making a small donation.
Best photo of the day!! Thank you, Andy!!
Winston and Ramsay sported the red bandanas!
Thanks to the hubs for designing our 2020 shirts!!!
Before the walk!!! 11/7/2020 LOVE THE SHIRTS!
I love the energy! First ever virtual team captain huddle!
String Beans 2.0 (2019) We will do it again. We have added one team member too!! https://kidney.rallybound.org/austin/stringbeans
On Saturday, November 7, 2020, String Beans 2.0 will walk together. Because of Covid-19, this event will be a little different. This cause is serious and very important to me. One (1) in three (3) people is at risk for kidney disease. 1 in 9 people have it, but only 10% are aware they have it. When: Date: Saturday, November 07, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. Where: You Decide! This year we are going virtual from the safety of our homes, neighborhoods, or local parks across ALL of Texas! STRINGS BEANS 2.0 will be walking McKinney State Park!
I love my Kidney Foundation windbreaker.
This hangs in the office! I am proud to support the Kidney Foundation!
2017 Kidney Walk! I believe this was Kevin's first official walk!