Riding to survive

Anyone who has discovered they have a serious chronic disease could be forgiven for retreating into their shell. But some people, like 42-year-old Mat Dibb, prefer to face the problem head-on.

"I was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis [FSGS] - chronic kidney disease - in 1991," Mat explains. "I'd joined a joined a new doctor's surgery, and he picked up that I had too much protein in my urine sample.

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