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The Warrior Wall


YOU inspire us everyday to continue supporting families, educating our community, and fighting Nephrotic Syndrome!

Please enjoy the stories of strength, hope and inspiration these brave warriors have shared with us.

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Meet Lauren

After a high fever and biopsy, Lauren was diagnosed with NS / FSGS. Although she wouldn't wish FSGS on anyone, Lauren is truly a warrior with a 'can-do' mindset. Her faith is strong, and although things get tough, she never gives up. She wants all other kids in similar situations to know they are not alone and that they will get through the hard times and adjust to their new diet and way of life.

Meet Advay

Advay was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome in 2019. His Mother wrote a book based off of his journey to provide support for others dealing with a similar diagnosis. Her book lets other warriors know they are not alone in their fight, and offers a dose of positivity and playfulness. Find her book JOURNEY of a Little NEPHROTIC SYNDROME WARRIOR on Amazon.

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Meet Clayton

Clayton is 2 years old and love dinosaurs and gardening! This year is father hosted a birthday fundraising to raise funds to support NSF. Clayton is an inspiration to all in this journey!

Meet Brandon

Brandon is 9 years old and was diagnosed in 2015. He is very creative and enjoys drawing and playing on his iPad. Brandon also has Autism, but despite everything is a happy boy!

Dylan was diagnosed right after his 5th Birthday. He loves Cars, Fire Trucks, and Soccer. He also loves to ride his bike to keep up with his sister, who is 7 years old. He also enjoys going on adventures with his dog Louie! 

Meet Dylan
Meet Damien

Damien is a smart, funny, resilient 13 year old who had been in foster care since a young age. Early in life, Damien was diagnosed with kidney disease, but lack of a stable home made Damien ineligible for transplant. However, his teacher Finn Lanning took Damien in, and in June 2019 he received his transplant and in June 2020 his adoption became official! Keep up the good work Finn and Damien! 

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Savanna is 12 years old and has Nephrotic Syndrome. Savanna and her family are planning to host their 2nd annual BBQ event to raise funds for The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation! Savanna is a ROCK STAR!

Meet Savanna
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Meet William

William is our sweet 8 year old boy who is full of life, jokes and laughter and has a room full of legos and barbies! He is constantly making us laugh and has a heart the size of the world! Will was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome when he was 3. He has relapsed 5 times and has been on Tacrolimus, magnesium, and steroids. We live in Northern California and are beyond thankful to have the Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation in our lives!

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Meet Joshua

Joshua is 2 years old and was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome as a result of Minimal Change Disease. Joshua LOVES cars, and each year he hosts an awesome car show filled with vintage vehicles to raise money to support NSF's programs! 

Meet Riley

Riley was 2 years old when he was diagnosed. He had both of his kidneys taken out and was put on dialysis for 2 years until he received a transplant. He loves Star Wars, Minecraft, and all things Outer Space. Riley you are a star!

Meet Alyssa

Alyssa was diagnosed with FSGS on March 3, 2016. She has tried prednisone, tacrolimus, enalaphril,  lipidpheresis, losartan, rituximab, cellcept. She is now doing a third round of lipidpheresis with IV high dose steroids and is back on tacrolimus. 

We are still looking for something to work. She is a true warrior and an absolute inspiration!

Meet Gage

NSF provided a Direct Patient Grant to the Howell family in support of treatment for their 10 year old son, Gage, hospitalized for nephrotic syndrome. Gage has been battling an infection which commonly causes rejection and is facing multiple treatments and infusions. The family lives in Kentucky, 300 miles from the hospital where their son is treated.

Meet Ivy

Ivy was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome Thanksgiving of 2015. She has a huge heart, a smile to warm everyone’s heart, she befriends anyone she meets, a fighter against NS, and can tell you more about the kidneys and her condition than most adults.

Rivers is 17 years old and is in her 2nd year of Nursing classes. She loves animals and helping her family run their Animal Sanctuary. She also loves the ocean, beach, and spreading awareness about Nephrotic Syndrome. She is part of NSF's Peer Team too!

Meet Rivers
Meet Brantley

Brantley is 6 years old and was diagnosed with IgM Nephropathy in 2018. He loves his Backpack of Hope! As soon as he received his gift he was so excited to wear it to school! We are so excited to have him as part of our NSF family!


Daraida was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome at 2 years old. She loves to cook and bake. One day she hopes to find a cure for her disease and spread awareness. Daraida keeps a smile on her face, even through the toughest days. She is a true WARRIOR! 

Meet Daraida
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Meet Jonah

Jonah is an incredibly inspiring Nephrotic Syndrome Warrior and we will always hold him in our hearts. He fought very hard and always had a strong support system from his wonderful family and friends, but sadly he lost his battle with NS in 2021. We are honored to have Jonah's family as members of our community and send them all our love and support.


We want to see YOU and share your story!

Send a picture and a few words about your child along with approval to add them to our Warrior Wall to