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Living with Kidney Disease & Transplantation - Kids 12 & Under

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Brookfield Zoo Discovery Center

3300 Golf Road

Brookfield, IL 60513

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This very special, free event is focused on helping young patients live healthy, fun-filled lives. Children, their families, and caregivers will have the opportunity to meet with physicians, dietitians, nephrologists, and other relevant healthcare professionals for a day of empowering education and animal-house fun. While parents and caretakers connect with experts and engage in a series of kidney-health and childcare discussions, children will meet a community of other young patients, and play a series of interactive, group learning-games that will foster friendships, help them better understand their bodies, and enable them to gain confidence in their health. Educational topics may cover any of the following areas:

  • Information about new medicine

  • Managing a kidney transplant

  • Emotional support and family wellness

  • Dialysis options

  • Breakthroughs in technology

  • Healthy snacks and nutrition

Following lunch, patients and families have the rest of the explore the magic of Brookfield Zoo. You are free to explore the park as a family, with the NKFI team, or with new friends you make at the event!

By registering for this event, you are giving your consent to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI), or its representatives, to have the unrestricted legal right to copy, copyright, modify, create derivatives, publish, dispose of or otherwise use any or all text, images, photographs, audio or video footage taken of you and/or your fellow registrants, without monetary consideration, provided that they be used in a dignified and legal manner. This includes but is not limited to usage in part or in modified form in, educational materials, promotional materials, and publications. You are aware that this release statement does not have an expiration date. You acknowledge that this acknowledgement was given willingly and certify that you are not a minor, and are free and able of giving such consent. If for any reason you do not consent to the terms above, you will contact Megan Craig at mcraig@nkfi.org with explicit instructions not to be photographed immediately after your registration.

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