“Unlike many other chronic illnesses such as cancer and heart disease, kidney diseases are often silent and of insidious onset. The affected children and their families are frequently unprepared for major upheavals which can place huge strain on families, parents or other children.”
William Wong, Clinical Head, Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Starship Children’s Hospital.
This means every day is a mysterious battle for our kidney kids and their families. Here, you’ll find a selection of stories. Take a look at the journey of our kidney kids and their whānau as they fight through their difficult times.