Emmett Smith

Emmett is a recent transplant recipient, and was featured on the cover of Northwest Kidney Center’s 2014 annual report along with his family. IgA nephropathy came as a shock to Emmett as due to his age and that he had always been healthy. When his kidneys failed, he did peritoneal dialysis treatments at home for a few months and later transitioned to NKC’s clinic in Renton. Emmett juggles many responsilities with his job enforcing safety at an indoor shooting range, and family time with wife Esther and baby Arianna. Emmett has been successful in community fund-raising for NKC and is very interested in kidney disease research and novel dialysis technologies.

  • Transplant recipient, patient advocacy and community outreach