In 2012, at the age of 26, Kevin Schnurr was unexpectedly diagnosed with Alport syndrome after being rushed to the hospital with high blood pressure. After two years on peritoneal dialysis, he received a living donor kidney transplant from a close friend in May 2014.
Kevin’s desire to help others in the rare disease community led to him volunteering at Alport Syndrome Foundation (ASF) in 2012. He later served in a position as ASF Social Media Specialist in 2014 and part-time Patient Outreach Coordinator in 2016. Kevin currently serves as the Director of Communications & Patient Engagement (since Oct. 2019). He has facilitated the Teen Program at ASF Family Meetings, represented ASF at patient advocacy events and conferences, and co-moderates the ASF Facebook Support Group Page. In his free time, Kevin loves playing guitar, attending concerts, and collecting/voraciously reading books.