Joshua Patton, 35, was diagnosed at age 6 with end-stage renal disease, which means he has spent a lot of time undergoing dialysis between kidney transplants. Five years ago, he was licensed as a nurse, and this year he began working in the same dialysis clinic where he is treated. He’s pictured here after just obtaining his nursing license.
Before he chose nursing as his career, Joshua Patton considered the priesthood and acting. Here he is, smiling right, playing a bully in the pilot for “Breaking Bad.”
Look at Joshua Patton and you see a healthy man who appears younger than his stated age of 35, and as strapping as you might expect of someone who works out at the gym three times a week and works with dialysis patients as an acute care nephrology nurse.
What you might not see is that he’s a dialysis patient, too.