Kidney transplant recipients to attend walk in Salisbury

OCEAN CITY TODAY
Courtesy of: Rebecca Warner.  Berlin resident Kayla Warner received a kidney transplant a little over two years ago and will be taking part in the Salisbury Kidney Walk at Winterplace Park on Sunday.
Two Worcester County residents, Kayla Warner and Robert DeHart, both received kidney transplants and are taking part in the Salisbury Kidney Walk at Winterplace Park on Sunday.

Warner’s brother, Christopher, 14, has kidney disease and will also be on hand during the event, which is hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland.

“Kidney disease currently affects 9,300 Marylanders, and with the increase in diabetes and high blood pressure, the numbers continue to climb,” Stephanie Elliott, event chair of the Salisbury Walk, said.

More than 500 kidney patients, friends and family members are expected to walk the 3-mile route or shorter path for strollers and wheelchairs at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and there is no registration fee.

“This signature event helps the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland build awareness, drive prevention and support treatment of kidney disease – the ninth leading cause of death in the United States,” Elliot said. Continue reading

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