GRIFFITH | March 14, was a special day for 10-year-old Blake Loudenber, who marked the one-year anniversary of his lifesaving kidney transplant.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, yet many do not know it. Early signs are hard to detect and are easily missed.
LAKE STATION | A Halloween Benefit Bash for Edison High School math teacher Cindy McKnight starts at 6 p.m. today at 219 Bar and Grill, 2415 Rush St.
Junior Girl Scouts Troop 10014 and Spc. Michael Crabtree joined forces to help out Blake Loudenber, an eight-year-old boy awaiting a kidney transplant.
In many respects, Ashley Looney is your typical 25–year–old. She's studying cosmetology, looking forward to her wedding and making plans for her future. But unlike many 25–year–olds, Looney suffers from kidney failure and has to undergo regular dialysis.
Dr. Lorenzo Gallon, transplant nephrologist and medical director of the kidney transplant program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, talks Wednesday with Cera Fearing, left, her brother Ray Fearing, right, and Erwin Gomez, of Valparaiso. Gomez received Cera Fearing's kidney last s…
Erwin Gomez, left, of Valparaiso, stands with Ray Fearing, center, of Arlington Heights, Ill., and sister Cera Fearing on Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The three patients are involved in an unusual kidney retransplant case. Cera Fearing donated a kidney to her broth…
With closing growth plates threatening to keep him 3 1/2-feet tall the rest of his life, Blake is in a race against his own body to find a new kidney.
GRIFFITH | At 42 inches tall, Blake Loudenber stands about as high as the average 5-year-old. The problem is, he turns 9 this month. With closing growth plates threatening to keep him 3 1/2-feet tall the rest of his life, Blake is in a race against his own body to find a new kidney.
HAMMOND | Fay Pulido's twin sister needs a kidney transplant, so Pulido and other relatives and friends are pulling out all the stops to help raise funds for Kay Ferrer.
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