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Living with Kidney Disease & Transplantation - Teens & Young Adults

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Holiday Inn Gurnee

6161 W. Grand Ave

Gurnee, IL 60031

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Teenagers, young adults, and their families will meet with physicians, dietitians, and relevant medical practitioners for a morning of hands-on education, and an afternoon of throw-your-hands-in-the-air fun. While parents begin the day talking with experts and participating in a series of kidney-health discussions, our young patients will enjoy an interactive learning experience with healthcare professionals that allows them to understand their diagnosis in an understanding, supportive environment. Educational topics may cover any of the following areas:

  • Information about new medicine
  • Managing a kidney transplant

  • Emotional support and wellness

  • Dialysis options

  • Breakthroughs in technology

  • Healthy snacks and nutrition

Following lunch, attendees have the rest of the day to partake in the thrills and delights of Six Flags' rides, roller-coasters, and games. You are free to explore the park as a family, with the NKFI team, or with new friends you make at the event!

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Holiday Inn Gurnee

6161 W. Grand Ave

Gurnee, IL 60031

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