Local contractor, Mike Moore, is dedicating his time and resources to finding a cure for kidney disease. Moore has a personal connection to the cause, as he has been battling kidney disease himself.
After spending three years on home dialysis, Moore experienced a stomach infection in January that required a month-long stay in the ICU. Since then, he has been undergoing dialysis treatments at Sault Area Hospital three times a week.
Despite the challenges and fatigue that come with these treatments, Moore continues to work long hours at his construction company. He refuses to let his condition slow him down, stating, “I get tired sometimes, especially on dialysis day, but I still put in 12 or 13 hours a day.”
In an effort to support kidney disease research and raise awareness, Moore will be participating in the Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk in his local community. This event is held annually in communities across the country and helps raise funds for kidney disease research.
Moore will be joining a team called Nephro On The Go, consisting of Algoma Regional Renal Program nurses. He speaks highly of the care he receives from this team, describing them as “absolutely great.” Moore feels a connection to them since he sees them three times a week and regards them as family.
The Kidney Walk in Sault Ste. Marie will take place on Sunday, September 24th. Moore has adjusted his dialysis schedule to participate in the walk and has set a personal fundraising goal of $1,500 under the donor name “No Moore Dialysis.”
Reflecting on his efforts to raise awareness, Moore urged people to get their blood sugar checked as a precautionary measure. He emphasized that early detection can prevent the development of kidney disease.
In addition to his personal goal, Moore has reached out to his construction contacts to seek donations. He has been overwhelmed by the support received and the stories shared by others affected by kidney disease. The Nephro On The Go team has already exceeded their initial fundraising goal of $22,000 and increased it to $25,000.
While the fundraising efforts in Sault Ste. Marie have been successful, Moore hopes for more donations to support the cause and ultimately find a cure for kidney disease. He also hopes that a cure will allow him and his wife to travel freely without the constraints of dialysis treatments.
Source Article: SooToday