Help Lavinia Battle Chronic Kidney Disease

    Chronic Kidney Disease

    Chronic Kidney Disease is a serious illness.

    A Chronic Kidney Disease patient who is an avid reader of a Wattpad writer shares her story with the RodTrip.

    Her name is Maria Lavina Cajoles. She looks strong and vibrant but deep inside she is bruised, fighting a battle that not ordinary women have.

    A year ago, Lav is diagnosed with what we call as Chronic Kidney Disease or commonly called Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). A person with CKD has kidney whose function gradually becomes impaired. In its advanced stage, electrolytes and wastes can build up in the body making one’s body weak. There will be complications like anemia, weak bones, and even nerve damage.

    Treatment for chronic kidney disease focuses on slowing the progression of the kidney damage, usually by controlling the underlying cause. Chronic kidney disease can progress to end-stage kidney failure, which is fatal without artificial filtering (dialysis) or a kidney transplant.
    Most people don’t have any symptoms early in the disease. Once the disease progresses, the symptoms can include feeling tired, feeling weak, loss of appetite, not sleeping, not thinking clearly and swelling of the feet and ankles. The most common causes of CKD are high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Chronic kidney disease can also be caused by infections or urinary blockages.

    Today, as Lav takes the battle field to the next level, she finds comfort in knowing that she is never alone in her fight. The fact that people she doesn’t personally know care about her gives her strength.

    Lav's diagnosis
    Lav’s diagnosis

    Currently, Lav is an active member of Life Saving Shirts wherein the group sells shirts for a cause not only for Lav but also for other patients who are fighting the battle of Chronic Kidney Disease.

    Nobody Fights Alone Black Shirt
    Nobody Fights Alone Black Shirt
    Nobody Fights Alone shirt
    Nobody Fights Alone shirt

    Support Lav in her battle by visiting the fan page of Life Saving Shirts. Place an order via

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    Rod 'RodTrip' Gabriel is a former IT Educator and now a Digital Entrepreneur who focuses on helping businesses create online presence and generate return of investments through social media, content creation and search engine optimization. During his spare time, he writes blogs on food, travel and his life experiences.