Dialysis / by Justin Merriman

Robin Poole hooks her husband, Mike, up to a dialysis machine at their Penn Hills home on Friday morning, January 16, 2009. Poole, 39, has had end stage renal disease since 1997. He had a kidney transplant in 2001 but it didn't take. He's been awaiting another one ever since, but has not left his illness stop his life. He and his wife tote the dialysis machine wherever they go including camping trips throughout the summer.