Antonio Richardson, a passionate and animated Choices class volunteer for years. He shares the wealth of knowledge he gained through his transition to kidney failure, spending 7 years on in center hemodialysis, then receiving a deceased donor kidney transplant.
Sherry Languille RN, a longtime hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis nurse, who generously volunteers to facilitate web-based Aloha Kidney classes in Maui. She is an invaluable caring, knowledgeable and experienced resource for those with CKD living on the island of Maui.
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Windward site for September - October series changed to Castle Hospital Auditorium.
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Judy Mikami RN, MPH an advocate for the education and care of so many on Moloka'i through her efforts with Na Pu'uwai Native Hawaiian Health Center and beyond. She was instrumental in web classes for Aloha Kidney coming to fruition and hosting these classes on Moloka'i.
Renee Masuyama RN, a longtime hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis nurse in Hilo generously volunteers to facilitate web-based Aloha Kidney classes in Hilo. She is an invaluable, knowledgeable, caring and experienced resource for those with CKD living on the Big Island.
Ramona Wong MD, a Honolulu nephrologist who created Aloha Kidney and retired her practice to provide experienced, unbiased, no cost education as a public health outreach effort for those in Hawaii and beyond, who are interested in kidney health, at risk for, or have Chronic Kidney Disease.
Since you are the one that decides what to eat, do, think and feel, you are a co-creator of your bodily existence.
Understanding the rules of the body allows you to mindfully nudge yourself towards health or nudge yourself towards chronic disease. Many have developed chronic diseases like obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic kidney disease (CKD), stroke, or circulation problems to their limbs due to not fully understanding and embracing the bodily impact of their daily choices.
It's never too early or too late to learn. There's so much of your body, health and life to enjoy, appreciate and protect. Come learn together with us how to live each moment fully ever after! We offer a series of 6 weekly classes to help you understand. Click on the blue "Aloha Kidney brochure" button above or click on the "Class topics" tab to explore the topics we cover in each class.
Laurie Lum, an O'ahu resident has attended Aloha Kidney classes when diagnosed with CKD, later developing kidney failure requiring dialysis. Her efforts to perform home peritoneal dialysis failed. She underwent in center hemodialysis until receiving a living donor kidney from person she never met, who heard of her kidney failure through facebook!
Vern Webb RN, a nurse with experience in dialysis
as a nurse, educator, facility manager, and clinical coordinator. He has seen first hand the positive impact of Aloha Kidney on those who transition to dialysis and he often comes to Saturday classes to be a resource for you.
Wendy Reeves, an O'ahu local who has been a loyal, committed, articulate volunteer at every Choices class for years. She shares her journey with CKD, acute kidney failure, transition to peritoneal dialysis, and her life now after a kidney transplant from her sister, for the benefit of all present.
All Aloha Kidney classes are taught by a retired kidney specialist (nephrologist).
CKD navigators may also include
RNs with more than 20 years experience in caring for those with kidney disease.
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD), or
- Excess urine protein, or
- Want to prevent CKD, or
- At risk for CKD due to obesity, diabetes, high BP, prior heart attack, stroke, PAD, prior acute kidney injury, stones, family with CKD, etc