35 years old - Florence, South Carolina - Featured on March 9, 2010
Father of Two Advocates for the Freedom of Home Dialysis
Fresenius Medical Care dialysis patient Kelvin Wright dances in a conga line during his honeymoon trip to Walt Disney World.
After living with diabetes for 10 years, Kelvin Wright’s illness progressed and resulted in kidney failure. Kelvin, now 35 years old, was concerned about keeping up with his two daughters, while maintaining a traditional in-center hemodialysis schedule.
Given his eagerness for a flexible dialysis schedule, Kelvin began peritoneal dialysis (PD) in June 2008. He credits his care team at Fresenius Medical Care Freedom Dialysis Center in Florence, S.C., with his success.
“Everything is going great with my PD treatments,” said Kelvin. “The nurses do an excellent job of answering all my questions, especially when I first started my home training.”
Due to his positive experience with PD, Kelvin is always willing to speak with new patients and encourages them to find a treatment option that allows them to live a fulfilling life while on dialysis. He also talks with new patients during events at his dialysis clinic, such as health fairs.
Kelvin says another benefit of PD is the ability to travel. Kelvin was married in August 2009 and honeymooned at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. He hopes to return with his family this year and explore Universal Studios and Animal Kingdom.