The Pandemic ordeal made the last few months difficult on everyone, in varying degrees and for a variety of reasons. For those living with chronic kidney disease and kidney transplant recipients, stress levels may be heightened because people with a compromised immune system face an increased risk of infection. Or, they may be facing hardships due to potential risks surrounding grocery shopping or transportation to and from treatments.
But thanks to the generosity of our supporters, The Kidney Foundation has been able to continue to help those we serve in the following ways:
- Demand for Foundation services such as short-term financial assistance and peer support have skyrocketed in some regions. Your donations help to ensure that we're able to continue answering these urgent requests. - The Kidney Community Kitchen website is a free and easy resource that aims to make cooking as simple as possible for people living with kidney disease
- even when activities like food shopping have become more complicated. Lately, our Dietitian's Blog has been sharing important tips on how to make the most of groceries, or how to navigate a food bank during the pandemic.
- The Foundation has also been increasing the frequency and type of its Webinars in response to the many issues that kidney patients are facing during this crisis. From concerns about dialysis treatments, and living with a transplant while social distancing, to how to cope with general anxiety, these webinars hosted by professionals are intent on answering any questions people may have.
The crisis brought about by the pandemic is not yet behind us, but even so, your generosity continues to improve the lives of the millions of Canadians living with, or at risk of developing kidney disease.
It is vital that we let kidney patients know they are not alone by showing our support.