I have been a DPC Patient Ambassador for over 14 years, which has opened up so many new challenges and experiences for me. I have learned to advocate for patients with ESRD on Capitol Hill and within my community. Along this journey, I met some great people from all over the world and listened to their stories. They inspired me to become a better advocate, not only for myself, but for others who cannot speak for themselves. I want to be a voice and not an echo. Additionally, DPC has given me the opportunity to learn about being an advocate for my network, where I have become a subject-matter expert and spoken on the conditions and concerns of patients in dialysis centers around the world. In 23 years, I have seen some amazing changes in dialysis: some good and some bad. However, I want to be the voice that makes a difference.