Youngster’s walk to highlight kidney donor register - icWales
Youngster’s walk to highlight kidney donor register
by Katie Norman, South Wales Echo
LESS than a year ago, sudden kidney failure nearly cost Alun Reynolds his life.
Within the space of a few hours the previously healthy 24-year-old was plunged into an excruciating and terrifying fight for his own life.
Just eight months later Alun, from Graigwen, Pontypridd, has fully recovered from the ordeal and has now made it his mission to raise awareness about kidney problems and encourage people to join the Organ Donor Register.
Tomorrow he will embark on a 60-mile walk from his home to Carmarthen Hospital, where a new specialist kidney unit has opened.
Along with a sponsored skydive and mile-long swim, Alun hopes the feat will raise £5,000 for the Kidney Wales Foundation.