Stories of hope
I knew early on I wanted to be the one to save my little girl’s life by donating my kidney, as long as I was a good match.
Every single day I am overwhelmed with thanks for the health-filled life I get to live.
I’m a witness that one is able to thrive beyond diagnosis, and it doesn’t have to be the end of our existence.
My life is forever changed because someone decided to make the selfless decision of becoming a donor.
Born with cystic fibrosis, Heather received a double-lung and liver transplant at age 19.
With the support of my family and friends I hope to participate in the world transplant games in a few years.
On December 23, 2022 I donated one of my kidneys! We are both doing amazing, and our family is starting to try to live a “normal” life.
On March 3, a team of living donors, friends and family took their first steps on a journey to the top of the world.
I am very engaged in my community and have been blessed with a wide platform and have the opportunity to connect with so many inspiring people.
The next day, September 6, 1996, my dear sister, Jackie, received her new kidney — extending her life four years until her passing in 2000.
My sense of gratitude is overwhelming!
Thanks to both Yomaris as a facilitator with her donation and Skyler my direct donor for this new opportunity for my family, my community and of course for me.