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- November 17 – The Mighty
- November 16 – Renal Support Network
- October 8 – Provincetown Magazine
- September 28 – The Dunes 102.3
- September 1 – Cape Air Magazine
- August 13 – Provincetown Magazine
- August 4 – Provincetown Banner
- August 4 – UUMH Minister’s Minute
- April 10 – Kidney4Bo Press Release
February 13, 2021
By Kari Paul
The people using Instagram to find a life-saving kidney donor
Bo Harris was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2015. In the five years since, he has gone to countless doctor appointments, spent weeks in bed with symptoms of the illness such as severe fatigue and body aches, and even battled and beat lung cancer. But the most difficult part of the journey by far, he says, was pushing the publish button on his first Instagram post searching for a life-saving kidney donation.
February 2, 2021
Cape Cod Health News
By Bill O’Neill
Community rallies to find a ‘Kidney4Bo’
If you visit Provincetown, you may see someone wearing a “Kidney4Bo” T-shirt. The rallying cry for a kidney transplant for local man, Bo Harris, is echoing loud and clear throughout the Lower Cape and beyond.
“Having to ask someone to give me an organ is a very humbling experience,” he said.
January 27, 2021
By Kidney4Bo (Bo Harris)
5 Tips for Managing Your Search for a Kidney Donor
When my nephrologist told me that I needed to set up an appointment for a kidney transplant evaluation at the hospital, I couldn’t quite wrap my head around this. I probably also didn’t want to face the facts. I knew I had chronic kidney disease, but a kidney transplant. No way. That was for really sick people. I was still feeling pretty good. I mean, yes, I was a little tired, but I wasn’t sick enough to need a transplant! Really?
December 10, 2020
Kidney Warrior Merch
Wall of Warriors
Warrior BO – Massachusetts, USA
Warrior Bo has end-stage renal failure and needs a kidney. He is listed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA in the US. He is a lung cancer survivor and has type one diabetes. Because of these experiences, he was already somewhat prepared for the medical side of CKD.
He wasn’t, however, prepared for the year-long search for a kidney …
November 17, 2020
By Kidney4Bo (Bo Harris)
We Need to Talk About Kidney Disease and Mental Health
When my nephrologist told me I had chronic kidney disease (CKD), I immediately went out and bought every book on the topic I could find. I wanted to know what I had ahead of me.
CKD has some nasty symptoms that …
November 16, 2020
Renal Support Network
By Bo Harris
Getting Evaluated for a Pre-Emptive Kidney Transplant
When my nephrologist told me that I needed to start considering the possibility of having a kidney transplant, I was in shock. I knew I had bad kidneys, but I had been in denial. I was hoping my kidneys would just stay in the same condition, and not quit working altogether.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that …
September 28, 2020
The Dunes 102.3 (WGTX-FM)
September 2020 – January 2021
Gratis PSA placement on local Provincetown radio station the Dunes 102.3FM for Kidney4Bo. Audio of Bo Harris.
August 4, 2020
The Provincetown Banner
By Alex Darus, Banner Correspondent
Asking for a kidney ‘very humbling experience’
PROVINCETOWN — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, resident Bo Harris and his husband Paul Breen have not only had to worry about their own health and safety. On April 10, they also kicked off their Kidney4Bo campaign to find Harris a living kidney donor.
Harris was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2015 and and overcame lung cancer in 2018. He had to wait …
April 10, 2020
Kidney4Bo Digital Campaign Launches Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PROVINCETOWN (April 10, 2020) – Bolton “Bo” Harris and his husband, Paul Breen announced today the launch of the digital communications campaign Kidney4Bo. The initiative’s main goal is to find Bo a living kidney donor. As someone who suffers from chronic kidney disease, Bo will need a life-saving kidney transplant in order to live. While the couple search for Bo’s donor, they also seek to educate people about chronic kidney disease and the value of living donation for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who are waiting on a kidney transplant.
“We’re a little nervous, but more excited than anything”, Bo says …