Tyreena Phillips – Humans of Kidneyville Act for Kidneys Initiative

Humans of Kidneyville is an Iya Foundation Act for Kidneys Initiative that aims to raise awareness of kidney disease and the need for organ donation by bringing to light the plight and needs of End Stage Renal Disease patients by sharing their kidney health stories and experiences.


Name: Tyreena Phillips
Age when kidneys failed/diagnosis: 21 years of age
Cause of Kidney Failure: End Stage Renal Disease, Focal Glomerularitis
Number of years with kidney failure: 12 years
Transplant: Yes. On September 18th 2014
Advice for people without kidney failure: Never give up. Keep the faith.
Advice for someone who has been newly diagnosed with kidney failure: It is nothing to be ashamed of; you are never alone.
What is Hope to you? Hope to me means you are not alone and your time is coming.