Books by Vasundhara Raghavan
She’s on a mission with no time to spare. She is here to make a difference in the lives of those suffering Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Meet Vasundhara Raghavan, founder of Kidney Warriors Foundation, an apex body to help in managing kidney diseases. This first All India non-profit NGO strives to assist families with a member suffering from kidney disease because Vasundhara believes that “this is a family crisis and not just an individual ailment.”
Vasundhara has had a personal rendezvous with the disease. Her younger son was detected too late of a condition where his kidneys were leading towards failure. Having witnessed Chronic Kidney Disease from close quarters, Vasundhara shared her experience, learnings and insights in her 3 books. I have read and reviewed 2 of them. Let me share the details of 2 Books by Vasundhara Raghavan
1. Who Lives, Who Dies with Kidney Disease
Kidney disease is generally considered an incident phenomenon,with transition from diseased kidney to chronic and eventually kidney failure.
Early recognition and treatment of failing kidney can save many years of life and resources for individuals and economy. This book Who lives, Who Dies with Kidney Disease attempts to highlight how people are challenged by this serious disease that can be described as emotionally exhausting, financially draining, and a lifelong engagement like no other major life threatening illness that shares the rank.
This book has real life stories of people who have dealt with the Kidney disease. In this book there are some 20+ stories of people from all over the world who have experienced the disease. Some people lost the battle while some challenged this chronic disease and lived a reasonable normal life.
2. The Kidney Warriors
The Kidney Warriors, centred around chronic kidney disease, offers an insightful glimpse into life of people with kidney disease.
Through numerous narrations of individuals’ true stories of battle and survival, this book details different aspects of kidney diseases as well as the challenges faced by them. Their brave and inspiring stories opens the door to understanding various facets of kidney diseases – medical, social/familial, psychological and economic. The book poignantly bares their thoughts, emotions, struggles, strengths and hopes.
This compilation of raw and real stories is based on people from across India who are part of the Facebook group ‘The Kidney Warriors’. The book also includes valuable input from doctors on medical information and statistics about kidney diseases and their treatments.
The Kidney Warriors is the go-to book for anyone who wants a comprehensive as well as easy understanding of CKD.
Vasundhara understands that her journey is of a thousand miles and she must continue her battle against the disease, steadily but surely, by lending relentless support and advise through her books and Facebook pages and groups.
Have you read these Books by Vasundhara Raghavan?
April 25, 2020 3:01 pm|
So interesting and inspiring to hear shilpa, I love to read real life experiences, hope to get hold of this book. Thanks for sharing I never knew about kidney warriors.
April 25, 2020 3:48 pm|
Wish I had read the books earlier. I lost my mother in law to chronic kidney disease three years ago. She struggled with it for about 7 to 8 years. Having seen it so close, I wish to say that it’s such a nasty disease that eats on your life stealthily depriving you of all the simple pleasures of life. Both the patient and the care giver goes through hardship which can only be experienced to believe. Words fail to describe it.
My MIL was one strong lady who however gave a damn to the disease and lived life on her terms rather than being dictated by the disease.
April 25, 2020 5:36 pm|
Very interesting. Will check them out.
April 25, 2020 5:48 pm|
I know very little about kidney disorders. Thankyou for sharing some light. Kudos to Mrs. Vasundhara Raghavan for her work. ❤️
April 25, 2020 6:10 pm|
Wow, never heard of these books and the author. Am sure having seen the disease so close she must have written almost everything about the disease.
April 25, 2020 8:09 pm|
So good to know about this wonderful author. She is doing great work.
Thank you for introducing her to us dear.
April 25, 2020 8:41 pm|
My best wishes are with Vasundhara for her mission. It is also so nice of you to highlight such activities.
April 25, 2020 8:46 pm|
I have never read any books by Vasundhara Raghavan but it sounds like she is providing great information on the topic of kidney disease and building a supportive community. Kidney disease is brutal. My father-in-law was on dialysis towards the end of his life. Weekends In Maine
April 25, 2020 9:26 pm|
I have a dear friend whose husband has had kidney disease for years now and see her daily life controlled totally by his dialysis . But she is cheerful and doesn’t let anything come in her way while she carries on with her daily life
April 25, 2020 11:48 pm|
I haven’t ever come across this writer but seems like she concentrates on one topic that is Kidneys and Kidney diseases. Will be sure to check out more on her.
April 25, 2020 11:52 pm|
I never knew about this author or her mission. Thank you for sharing this important information. I will share it ahead too.
April 26, 2020 1:42 am|
No, I haven’t read books of Vasundhara Raghvan. But I am sure, the book must be full of detailing. personal experiences are always the best.
April 26, 2020 9:51 pm|
It is so heartening to see how a mother. Has embraced to care for the others who have the same ailment. Thanks for sharing Shilpa
April 26, 2020 10:35 pm|
I’m glad that she took her painful experiences and turned it into an opportunity for others to learn. To educate people about matters that she wishes were known to her when she was dealing with these diseases. Thank you for sharing a post about such an inspirational woman.
April 27, 2020 12:06 pm|
I have not heard of this author. Medical stories are not my cup of tea. But I guess if there is a need to find out more these could be good reference books.
April 27, 2020 10:50 pm|
I would like to read the first book, as we are seeing this disease up close and personal.
May 20, 2020 7:49 pm|
Catching up on the AtoZRoadtrip–Kidney Disease help has come a long way since I lost my aunt to it back in 1973. We felt pretty helpless back then in her journey as they hadn’t started doing transplants yet (here) and dialysis was the only new thing available. Bet it would be very interesting to read how much things have changed. Will give it my serious consideration as a read.