At NephroPlus, we firmly believe that every person on dialysis can – and should lead a normal life. By a normal life, we mean to be able to work, to exercise, travel and have fun. To prove to the world that this really is true, we organise the the World’s only Dialysis Olympiad – an Olympics style event exclusively for those on dialysis.
Patients from all over the country are invited for a one day event to a city where they participate in events like Walkathon, Cycling, Basketball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Chess, Carroms etc.
A large number of people on dialysis from all over the country participate in this event. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded in each event. The event usually ends with an Antakshari kind of music competition.
This event truly showcases the fact that people on dialysis can do things that otherwise healthy people can do. Though kidney disease is a physiological disease, there is a huge psychological component to it. Those who think they can, surely do!
Here are some pictures from the Olympiads: