Kidney Kids are developing and running a Transition Programme to help young adults to transfer from pediatric care to adult services and achieve the best possible outcome for every young adult.
Ben Fonua, our Family Support Youth Navigator, is working with our young adults. As the Youth Navigator, Ben is endeavouring to mentor, counsel and support our young adults and their families so they can achieve autonomous self-management of their healthcare.
Ben is also implementing a Smart Watch Programme. This is for some of our kidney transplant kids who qualify, and the Smart Watch acts as a reminder to take their medications on time. The Lindsay Foundation has generously assisted us with funding for this fantastic project.