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Morris Cassorla is assisted in the Dialysis Unit at Unity Hospital by care assistant Jennifer Cole.

Morris poses with his ballroom dancing partner at a
recent dancing event.

Morris’ Story: Taking dialysis in stride

I had always been healthy and active, so I was surprised when my doctor told me that my kidneys were failing and that I would eventually need dialysis.

When I first went for dialysis, I was very uncomfortable and unhappy with the idea of spending so much time in one place. The nurses and doctors at Unity were extremely considerate and caring – they helped me adjust to my situation and not become discouraged.

I like the Unity Dialysis unit very much – the people there are so pleasant. I’ve become more relaxed and comfortable. Dialysis has become such a part of my regular routine that I almost look forward to going there!

And being on dialysis has not kept me from doing what I like to do – even though I’m almost 81, I still get out ballroom dancing a couple times a week!