Charles is a 36 year old patient at Idaho Kidney Center. He learned he was in stage five kidney failure/end stage renal disease six years ago and has since been attending dialysis three times per week to stay alive. Charles previously lived in Fort Hall with his sister but when his medical needs became too great he was moved to Gateway Transitional Care Center to manage his care.

Charles has missed opportunities because of his condition others his age have been able to enjoy. He is a big movie buff and enjoys outdoor activities. But most of all, Charles loves football, especially the Raiders.

The ELF Project is working with Gateway to send Charles (with medical support) to attend an Oakland Raiders football game! Charles lights up with hope and excitement at the prospect of this trip. For him this is a dream come true, one he never thought possible as a dialysis patient. We invite you to follow Charles’ story by liking/following our social channels!