Manish is a 28-year-old PhD researcher and lives in India. He suffered from FSGS/Alport Syndrome, that led to progressive chronic kidney failure. Thankfully, Manish had a kidney transplant in December 2020 after his father donated his kidney to him. The suffering finally culminated into a blessing! He is enthusiastic about creating awareness and support as well as educating rare disease, kidney disease and transplant communities. He is an avid health blogger and has recently started Doting Beans, an online awareness and support blog/platform for kidney disease patients and transplant recipients. Manish also supports initiatives such as organ donation and mental health awareness. He is associated with the Organization for Rare Diseases (ORD) India as a rare disease advocate and Zifcare, India as a mental health ambassador. In addition, he is a patient ambassador at Alport Syndrome Foundation, USA and research network volunteer with Kidney Research UK. Through his journey, Manish has realized the importance of accurate & timely diagnosis and need to develop effective methods for treating rare and chronic kidney diseases. He envisions to implement this through his prospective plans of a research career in the field of Bioengineering.