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  • Kidneys and Girl Scouts

    Kidneys and Girl Scouts The Charles and Jennie Machado Foundation was asked to set up and spread the word about Kidney Failure and to talk to people about Live Kidney Donations at the annual Girl Scout Color Run in San Bernardino, CA. The Kidneys and Girl Scouts event was an important opportunity to teach young […]

  • DOCTOR’S & KIDNEY FAILURE

    Many doctors are revered and some rightly so. This image of the doctor’s at Loma Linda transplanting Michael Machado are an example of true professionals, but sometimes a patient has issues with doctor’s and kidney failure. Because of various medical situations in my life,  I have experienced tremendous medical care and I have witnessed horrible doctors […]

  • LET’S TALK DIALYSIS

    What is dialysis There can be two definitions for the word dialysis, and in chemistry terms, dialysis is described as elements being separated in a liquid. While in medicine, it is described as the filtration of blood vessels in the body when the kidneys in the body could not function properly. It’s appropriate to discuss […]

  • MY KIDNEY FRIENDLY SPAGHETTI SAUCE

    I was scrambling around trying to figure out how to get the family spaghetti back on the table. Especially after my son was diagnosed with kidney failure. Thick, rich, garlic-infused red sauce was a staple for years in our household. The issue, of course, was that Michael was in kidney failure and could not eat […]

  • LIFE AFTER KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

    Though I have not had a kidney transplant, I am as close to the actual situation as you can get. I am the parent of a young man who was very sick one day; sick enough to send him to the ER and to receive a diagnosis that he was in kidney failure. I remember […]