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My Story: Karla

My Name is Karla I am a 2x recipient. My Story:  I am a mother, daughter, sister, attorney and friend!  I get to be all those things because when I needed a kidney, I had someone willing and able to share their spare.  At 57 years old, I have lived more than three...

My Story: Hayden Shock

My Name Is: Hayden Shock I am a Kidney Transplant Recipient. My Story: "I was in San Diego in 2016 when I didn't feel too well.  Had the worst flight back to DC.  Went to an ER and little did I know, I had a kidney failure.  Had a transplant in 2017.  I am back in...

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a thought from Balboa Nephrology President, Bijal Patel, MD. We at Balboa must follow the lead of Martin Luther King, Jr. emphasizing integrity, service to others, and injustice. We must do what is...

My Story: Lieuko Nguyen

My Name Is: Lieuko Nguyen I am a physician. My Story: I love taking care of children pre-transplant, during and post-transplant as a pediatric nephrologist.  Kidney transplant is what inspired me to go into nephrology.  The patient, families, friends, and support...

Share Your Story

When you've been diagnosed with kidney disease or any challenging situation, it can help to know you're not alone.  There have been people who have walked in your shoes and it can be helpful to hear about their experiences.  This is why we're continuing with the...

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