Michael Banks is a Brit who has spent the last 28 years in the USA. For many years Michael helped leaders of organizations realize their potential as leaders of people. He is also an enthusiastic cricket fan who for ten years captained and managed the Marin Cricket Club's Social team in the SF Bay Area. In addition, Michael is a passionate music fan who is a 'walking encyclopedia of modern music'. Five years ago he was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. Michael decided to write about his tough journey from diagnosis through kidney failure, dialysis to a transplanted kidney donated by his beloved Karin. Michael's goal is to inspire and support the many people affected by kidney disease as well as save lives by encouraging people to donate.