kidney

Moorhead Man Uses Illness To Raise Awareness About Chronic Kidney Disease

He says he wants to use his battle to help inspire others and raise awareness about a disease he says can sneak on people as they may not even realize they have the disease.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — “I lost purpose, I mean I couldn’t work anymore, I couldn’t support my family anymore,” FM Kidney Warriors Founder, Chris Brown said. Chris Brown of Moorhead has a terminal Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD, Brown does his dialysis at home and says the situation he’s in could have been avoided. “I had some signs of kidney problems…

Organization Offering Free Kidney Screeings

The Organization Is Always Looking For Volunteer

FARGO, N.D. — At the Downtown YMCA in Fargo the National Kidney Foundation is getting set up to help offer people in the community free kidney screenings. “The statistics is 37 million Americans which is 1 in 7 Americans and less than 10 percent are undiagnosed, so it’s really an opportunity for us to get people in for free and…

Community Puts on Spaghetti Fundraiser for Fargo Woman Battling Severe Illness

Diana Emerson is recovering after needing a new kidney and liver

  FARGO, N.D. — Even on the rough days, Diana Emerson always knew how to get Sandy Brakke to crack a smile. “She’s got a good sense of humor. Very witty and you could be having the worst day and she’ll say something and everything is just that much better,” Brakke said. But in March, Emerson didn’t have the energy…

Grand Forks Woman Puts Help Wanted Ad On Car in Search for Kidney

66-year-old Bonnie Haman has been on dialysis for three and a half years

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A Grand Forks woman has had seven siblings in the past who have needed a kidney transplant. Now it’s her turn and she’s enlisting help from the community. It’s a recipe calling for a little bit of inspiration. “Another gentleman had it on his pickup and said his wife needed a kidney and I thought, well…

Because of You, I Lived: Organ Donors, Recipients Honored in the Valley

Sanford Health put up a Wall of Donor Heroes at their downtown Fargo location

FARGO, N.D. — Organ donors and recipients throughout the Valley are being honored. Sanford Health put up a Wall of Donor Heroes at their downtown Fargo location. “I’m just happy to start looking forward to life again,” said Jeff Ficek, who was the recipient of an organ donation. Ficek was diagnosed with an arthritic condition at the age of 17….

Organ Donors Honored on Sanford Health’s Wall of Donor Heroes in Fargo

Sanford's Wall of Donor Heroes honors these heroes, recipients and families who made it through potential tragedies

FARGO, N.D. — Organ donors of the Red River Valley are being honored for helping others survive. Sanford Health put up a Wall of Donor Heroes at the downtown Fargo location. You’re looking at the faces of locals who helped others survive by donating organs. Sanford’s Wall of Donor Heroes honors these heroes, recipients and families who made it through…

Silent Auction Held to Help Terminally Ill Woman

A benefit was held to help a Fargo woman cover medical costs

FARGO, N.D. — Friends and family in the area are coming together to help cover medical costs for a terminally ill woman. Family members say Jean Moe has end stage kidney disease and heart failure which has put her in an electric wheelchair. Her daughter says Moe’s kidneys function at 15 to 20 percent and her heart at 35 percent…