"Mike had CKD and other serious medical problems but he was not going to let that get in the way of him enjoying his life! He understood the importance of maintaining hydration to prevent his kidney function from worsening. He travelled around the world with his wife - always with a water bottle in hand! Here, Mike is seen walking in 43 C in Greece, stopping only to drink his water!

Mike is an inspiration to Kidney CARE Network International - he exemplifies the importance of having quality of life while balancing it with measures to protect his kidneys.

Mike Jerome, water bottle in hand, while in Greece.

Personal note: When Mike was first seen by a kidney specialist for his CKD, he also had cancer that had already spread...he had  a very scary prognosis of about 6-9 months.... but we worked hard together and were so fortunate to have him for over 10 years"