“I Understand the Unspoken Pain of Patients”: Read Inspiring Stories From the World Kidney Day Blog Seriesjbrown
“I was a distant shadow of my former self, unrecognizable, tired, broken in spirit, and clueless about what was happening. The thought of resuming regular dialysis sent shivers down my spine. I just wanted to live a normal life.”
Sejal Jobanputra, from India, shares an emotional journey that includes the disappointment of a kidney transplant rejection due to medication shortages and the cancellation of another scheduled transplant due to a positive crossmatch test.
Living with the tragic loss of her father and back on dialysis treatment, Sejal found purpose and hope in the patient support group, Kidney Warriors Foundation.
Despite her own health challenges, Sejal has become a dedicated member of the foundation, helping underprivileged kidney patients, advocating for their needs, and playing a vital role during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Do you have a story to tell about your experience with kidney disease, especially concerning access to healthcare and medication practices?