Elaine Simons Story

I started Kidney Kids in 1990 as a parent support group.

My oldest daughter Jennifer was diagnosed with chronic renal failure at birth and my second child Rebecca was diagnosed with the same condition. One of the things I found frustrating was the lack of information and support for families who have a child with a kidney condition or abnormality of the urinary tract.

When my youngest was four years old I decided I needed to take action to ensure other families wouldn’t have to deal with a lack of support and information when they find out their child has a chronic kidney condition.

In 2006 I was honoured to be awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for what I have achieved for Kidney Kids. I’m still actively involved as the Secretary for the organisation.

Elaine Simons QSM
Founder & Secretary