The Journey Continues is a podcast committed to promoting kidney health and organ donation through powerful stories. Host Monica Fox is a kidney transplant recipient and Director of Outreach and Government Relations for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. This series will feature the journeys of kidney patients, living donors, transplant recipients, donor families and industry experts who continue to educate the community through their own experiences and stories.
A Doctor & His Patience
Successful dermatologist Dr. Joaquin Brieva knew kidney disease ran in his family but when he learned his own kidneys were failing, it still came as a surprise. Thanks to the encouragement of his wife Jennifer, the couple is relying on one another and their support system while they wait for a life-saving kidney donor.
The Best of The Journey Continues
We’ve had the privilege of telling some really powerful stories on The Journey Continues. We invite you to join us on a walk down memory lane through some of our favorites in this compilation episode.
Listen to the full episodes in your favorite podcast app:
Connected at the Heart (Emma O’Neal and Pam Walton) Making an Impact (Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop) Battle of a Lifetime (Daronta Briggs) Monica’s Thanksgiving Miracle (Monica and Olivia Fox)
After losing her brother Vernon at a young age, Sheri Shaw couldn’t bear the thought of losing her cousin Vernon to kidney failure… so she took a semester off from college and gave him her kidney.
Follow Sheri on Instagram @sheri__nicole and on Facebook at @shaw.sheri
If you have chronic kidney disease, you could be at risk for developing gout. But what is gout? How does it affect patients? Josie Cooper from the Gout Alliance for Awareness and Jen Gentry, a patient living with CKD and gout, answer all of these questions and more.
Follow Jen on Instagram @Jen_gentry and the Gout Alliance for Awareness on Facebook @GoutAlliance and Twitter @GoutAlliance
Thank you to Horizon Therapeutics for sponsoring this episode. Learn more at goutrevealed.com
Balancing the Force
Star Wars super fans Josh Weiselberg and Barry Benecke bonded in an online community over their mutual love for the franchise. When Josh shared that a kidney transplant was his only hope, Barry chose light over dark by donating his kidney and returning balance to the force.
The Gifted Life
Host Monica Fox was a guest on The Gifted Life Podcast. They cover a range of topics in this special episode including Monica’s crash into dialysis, the immunosuppressant coverage bill, the origins of The Journey Continues, micro-aggressions and much more.
Listen to more episodes of The Gifted Life at https://www.thegiftedlife.org/
Love love love!❤️
Authentic and real stories about a topic that touches us all. I learn from this podcast and have had a few cries too!!
His story inspires me to do more..
Loved the entire interview!
Monica your compassion and commitment for the cause is evident
These stories are so inspirational keep bringing us more!