Ride For Hope

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ADSA_Ride for Hope 3Our dietetic students are often involved in awesome projects and we love the Ride For Hope campaign that Bernadine Blom, a third-year student studying Dietetics at the North-West University (NWU), started with her father. Here is her story:

Bernadine Blom

I’m a third-year student studying Dietetics at the North-West University (NWU). My passion for dietetics started when I learned about the impact that food can have on your health. Cliché I know, but once you read my story you will understand.

When I was 9 years of age my mom became ill and was diagnosed with kidney failure. It was something we didn’t know much about, just that my mom had to get treatment every 4 hours at home. This treatment is known as peritoneal dialysis. The peritoneal treatment wasn’t very successful; my mom then switched to haemodialysis, meaning 4 hours of treatment 3 times a week. During this…

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