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Photo by @edkashi / Santos Felipa Abad de Arismendis, 57, lost her son, Frank Jairzinhio Arismendis Abad, 33, last year from CKDu, or chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology. Arismednis lives in Talara, Peru, and her son worked part-time at the docks from 11 to 16 years old when he began to suffer from a kidney-related illness. At 24 years old, he was diagnosed with CKDu and was placed on dialysis. To receive his treatment, he had to travel to Piura, three hours from his home. After heavy rains one day, the road became impassable and he missed his dialysis and died. | These images are being shared in celebration of the 2018 National Geographic Explorers Festival, which brings together innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, and storytellers from around the world to share their discoveries, insights, and solutions for creating a more sustainable future. To showcase the work of this community, @Cara_Santa_Maria —an award-winning science journalist, the creator of the popular podcast “Talk Nerdy,” and a correspondent on National Geographic’s Explorer television program—has selected six images from photographers who are also National Geographic Explorers. Learn more about the Explorers Festival and watch a livestream at natgeo.com.

Photo by @edkashi / Santos Felipa Abad de Arismendis, 57, lost her son, Frank Jairzinhio Arismendis Abad, 33, last year from CKDu, or chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology. Arismednis lives in Talara, Peru, and her son worked part-time at the docks from 11 to 16 years old when he began to suffer from a kidney-related illness. At 24 years old, he was diagnosed with CKDu and was placed on dialysis. To receive his treatment, he had to travel to Piura, three hours from his home. After heavy rains one day, the road became impassable and he missed his dialysis and died. | These images are being shared in celebration of the 2018 National Geographic Explorers Festival, which brings together innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, and storytellers from around the world to share their discoveries, insights, and solutions for creating a more sustainable future. To showcase the work of this community, @Cara_Santa_Maria —an award-winning science journalist, the creator of the popular podcast “Talk Nerdy,” and a correspondent on National Geographic’s Explorer television program—has selected six images from photographers who are also National Geographic Explorers. Learn more about the Explorers Festival and watch a livestream at natgeo.com.

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@les.suli

God's blessings

@buriedinblack

Okay @natgeo, how is this our problem tho @certainly_uncertain

@anemun007

So sad 😞

@eirelav57

" ... and death will be no more. Neither mourning or outcry or pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Rev. 21:5

@monicacaldec

sorry for her lost, very sad story, my sympathy and prayers are with the mother and Frank

@sadoo2005

‏Life is okay as long as you see your mother's smile " الحياة بخير مادُمت تشاهد ابتسامة امّك"

@marianela0103

Very sad; I can't wait when For the accomplish of Revelation 21:4 it says that God will clean every tear from the eyes of people and death will be no more!

@shellyrincon

😢 makes me sad he miss dialysis... prayers for all these ppl... and his mom... breaks my heart 💔

@liu_pc

@pili18 yes, sure, that’s a good thing that ‘they’ became visible. That’s good@as well, I read about that in Peru. Let’s pray for ourselves.

@goldenmaggie77

So sad. Condolences! John 5:28, 29

@roman_josb

😞☹️ That’s sad.

@aarvindvasu

RIP. ..Sorry for the Loss.. Be Strong...

@la_reussite_7721

Le pauvre à toi la mère beaucoup de courage à toi car ce n'est pas facile soie forte et à toi natgeo merci pour toutes ses photos qui nous montrent les réalités que vivent d'autres personnes sur cette planète terre👍👍

@hafazirul

May Allah bless this family with strength, patience, and bright future for their life, Ameen

@prisfebres

@dahlube muchas gracias! Investigaré!

@sunnykaushal66

Sorrow in her eyes..her eyes say something very deeply!

@river.amanda13

Triste essa imagem 😢😰e saber que ainda falta muito para melhorar nosso planeta e saber que tantas pessoas sofrem por descaso dos seus governantes.

@sofanamaro

So sad...

@za3fran__

فولو بيدج كوميكس هتعجبكم ولو بنت عاوزه تبقي ادمن تكلمني

@za3fran__

فولو بيدج كوميكس هتعجبكم ولو بنت عاوزه تبقي ادمن تكلمني

@0912paloma

Lo siento mucho, conozco a Talara y Piura el Norte del Peru, muy rica su comida y linda gente pero mucha carencia y olvido de las autoridades.

@azbranch

If they had only invested in sustainable roads!

@der_kaisar

I found you

@nycannes

So sorry for her loss 🙏🏻

@alitsullivan

Putang ina mo

@pili18

@liu_pc i heard about „lava jato“ and im glad that such corruption crimes are visible now for everybody to see. The “odebrecht scandal” made the peruvian president to renounce, now we have a substitute president, which is better than nothing

@sachi_cyclist

Saddening.

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