Vestavia Hills Police Officer Champions Kidney Transplants For Those In Need

Vestavia Hills police officer, Jerry Hughes-Karrh, who underwent a kidney transplant last year, is now advocating for increased support for individuals with kidney disease. Hughes-Karrh’s journey, from his search for a kidney match to meeting his donor, has been closely followed by WBRC. Officer Hughes believes that his experiences can serve as a source of inspiration for others facing similar challenges. Recently, he was appointed as the patient chair for Birmingham’s Kidney Walk, an honor he deeply appreciates.

The Kidney Walk not only raised $162,000 but also aimed to recognize transplant recipients, including Jerry, as well as those still battling chronic kidney disease. All the funds raised from the event will be utilized in Alabama to provide support and assistance to individuals on their recovery journey. With the help of this funding, patients will no longer have concerns about transportation to doctor appointments, enabling them to focus solely on their health and well-being. Organized by the Alabama Kidney Foundation, the walk served as an opportunity to celebrate and honor individuals at every stage of their kidney disease journey.

To learn more about the Alabama Kidney Foundation and its initiatives, visit their website. Stay updated with the latest news by downloading the WBRC app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, or subscribe to the email newsletter.

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