Stuart is an advocate for NKF and an ambassador for AAKP. He was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy in May of 2008. Making some lifestyle changes and with good care from his doctors Stuart was able to manage his IgA until July of 2018. Thanks to his wife Carole and the Paired Kidney Donor Exchange Stuart was able to have a preemptive transplant at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Stuart and his wife own a wholesale home décor business. When is not working he enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, and his two dogs (Theodore & Oliver) and following his favorite sports teams from his hometown, Boston. He became an ambassador to help spread the word about organ donation and to encourage patients to become the own advocates and to help work on legislation that will improve the lives of others who live with kidney disease.
A panel discussion on the transplant process and living with your new kidney post-transplant.