The Story of Gracie Castro

Learning about kidney disease

Learning about kidney disease

In 1997, Gracie Castro faced the first of a succession of choices, all of which remain as relevant to her day-to-day living as the day she made them.

She learned she had kidney disease, and her first choice centered on where to receive the renal replacement therapy she would need to keep her alive. She picked Fresenius Medical Care Chula Vista, close to her family’s home in Bonita, California. But kidney patients need much more than dialysis, and Gracie knew her attitude, actions and spiritual faith would have a direct effect on how she managed her illness for the long haul.

Facing challenges with advice and support

Facing challenges with advice and support

Looking to the future