A Farmville Visit

Published 3:55 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shad Ireland, the first dialysis patient to compete in and complete an Ironman Triathlon competition, visited with patients at Fresenius Medical Care Farmville, a dialysis facility at 1801 E. Third Street, on Oct. 7. Shad is a Fresenius Medical Care home dialysis patient and national spokesman. He travels the country speaking at events to raise awareness about chronic kidney disease and kidney failure while encouraging chronically ill people to take a positive, proactive approach to their challenges and achieve their goals. Pictured with Michael Dunbrack (left) while he receives dialysis treatment is Shad Ireland (right). Pictured below are staff members at Fresenius Medical Care Farmville (left to right) Stephanie Stamp, RN, MCV Transplant Outreach Coordinator; Dr. Shashi Ayer, Medical Director; Shad Ireland; and Phoebe Gur-Chiang, RD, Renal Dietitian. For more information about chronic kidney disease, kidney failure and dialysis treatment options, please call 434-392-8846, or visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com.