This last instalment of our three-part OneShot series, tells the story of Santos Felipa, who lost her son last year to Chronic Kidney Disease of undetermined causes (CKDu). Photojournalist and National Geographic storyteller Ed Kashi has traveled to rural Peru to document the effects of CKDu, which risks turning into a global epidemic and may be exacerbated by global warming.

Santos Felipa — ©Ed Kashi/OneShot

On the coast of Talara, Peru, Kashi met Santos Felipa Abad de Arismendis, a 57-year-old woman whose 33-year-old son Frank died from CKDu. Frank had to travel to Piura for his dialysis treatments — three hours away. During one trip, the rain was so heavy that the road was impassable, and Frank was unable to receive dialysis.

Watch Part I, Giving Voice To Kidney Disease Victims In Peru.

Watch Part II, Mary, When A Whole Family Faces Illness.



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