Berlin residents encourage participation in Kidney Walk

Courtesy of: Caryn SagalTiahna Davis stands tall with her son Kaiden Davis, who suffered kidney damage due to a birth defect, at a previous Salisbury Kidney Walk.

Statistics from the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland show about one-third of Americans are at risk for kidney disease, with roughly half of the nation eventually impacted, but most don’t recognize the issue until their condition has progressed.

The nonprofit Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s focus is preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health of those inflicted and increasing the availability of transplant organs. The group is sponsoring the 2016 Salisbury Kidney Walk, which will launch at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 15 from Winterplace Park, located at 6737 Blue Ribbon Rd.

With more than 26 million Americans affected by chronic kidney disease, it’s not difficult to find Worcester residents facing health challenges related to said organ.

After more than six years on dialysis, Berlin resident Michael Flynn received a kidney transplant last August. Continue reading
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