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Shad Ireland foundation helps dialysis patients
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 Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:42 am    Post subject: Shad Ireland foundation helps dialysis patients  

Hi Everyone,

It has been a long time since I posted a message and I hope all is well.
For those of you who are not aware of who I am, On July 25th, 2004 I became the first dialysis patient to ever complete an Ironman triathlon.
In 2005 I completed 4 races and in 2006 I put together a triathlon team.
I am proud to tell everyone that my story and accomplishment inspired another dialysis patient to participate in my triathlon team.

After my accomplishment at Lake Placid I wanted to find a way to give back to other dialysis patients so I created the Shad Ireland Foundation. We provide fitness and educational grants to dialysis patients. We have given 26 grants to both adults and children in 7 different states. The foundation is a non profit organization and has its 501c3 status.

My book "A Promise Made- In Pursuit of the Iron Dream" was released this week and I am proud to tell you that we are donating a significant portion of the proceeds back to the foundation so that we can continue to fun both the fitness and educational grant programs.

for more information or to purchase a book to support the work of the Shad Ireland Foundation please visit our websites at or

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 Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:37 am    Post subject:    

Wow I think that is great!! Especially for the younger patients! I remember going to College and was sooo worried that my new transplant would fail and that my college loan would be a huge waste of time!! I ended up worrying so much that my grades suffered and I didn't get my diploma and then my kidney did fail!

The Shad Ireland Foundation and the fitness and educational grants are a great idea!

Right now my computer is down because of a virus or hard drive problem or else I would put a link on my site but I will put a link on my forums and tell 2 other sites about it!
"Like me, you unfortunate enough to stumble upon a silent war. The trouble is that once you see it, you can't unsee it. And once you've seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing,becomes as political an act as speaking out. Either way, you're accountable."

Arundhati Roy