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Endometriosis 'Killed My Kidney,' Says Patient

After three OB-GYN's didn't believe she had endometriosis, Elina Kharnak paid the ultimate price: the loss of her left kidney and several reproductive organs.

 
After three OB-GYN's didn't believe she had endometriosis, Elina Kharnak paid the ultimate price: the loss of her left kidney and several reproductive organs.

There are 200 million endometriosis stories out there just waiting to be told. What's yours? One woman recounts her combined 22 hours of endo surgery, while another confides endo silently killed her kidney, further driving home the urgent need for awareness. A Girl Scout shares her noble mission to teach others about pelvic pain, and EndoFound's Everyday Hero campaign launches with fun, new ways to give back to the endo community. Happy reading!

 
 
After 22 Hours of Endometriosis Surgery, She Hopes for a Pain-Free Life
After 22 Hours of Endometriosis Surgery, She Hopes for a Pain-Free Life
Winnie Chan landed on the operating table twice in six months for two endometriosis excision surgeries totaling 22 hours—now she's ready for a new chapter.
This Girl Scout is on a Mission to Raise Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Awareness
This Girl Scout is on a Mission to Raise Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Awareness
The 17-year-old is on a mission to help locals break their silence on women's health issues and talk more about their pelvic pain.
Life With Crohn's and Endometriosis: An Overlap of Painful Symptoms
Life With Crohn's and Endometriosis: An Overlap of Painful Symptoms
Many women living with Crohn's disease and endometriosis might not be aware right away that they have both conditions.
Struggling With Insomnia? This DJ Wants you to Sleep to Her Playlist
Struggling With Insomnia? This DJ Wants you to Sleep to Her Playlist
Celebrity DJ Donna D'Cruz is on a crusade to help people, including endo women, who have insomnia, tap into a deeper, longer sleep.
 
 
 
The ENPOWR (ENdometriosis: Promoting Outreach and Wide Recognition) Project, EndoFound's school- and community-based education program, is about to enter its sixth year! Educating over 35,500 students worldwide, ENPOWR's Endo EduKit relies on volunteers to bring our endometriosis lesson into local classrooms. Check out our ENPOWR Map to see where we've been! Don't see your hometown? Apply to be a volunteer endo educator and bring this critical endometriosis education to the students in your neighborhood.
 
 

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The Endometriosis Foundation of America
 
The Endometriosis Foundation of America has two urgent goals -- to spread awareness about endometriosis and to find better options for diagnosing and treating the disease. Honor someone in your life who has been touched by endometriosis by donating today! Your donation funds an aggressive agenda including educating youth through our ENPOWR™ (ENdometriosis: Promoting Outreach and Wide Recognition) program, funding landmark endometriosis research, and educating medical professionals.
You can make a general donation, a matching grant, a tribute, support a Team Endo Marathon runner or EveryDayHero fundraiser.
The Endometriosis Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization designated by the Internal Revenue Code.
 
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