Stories of HopeKidney patients
A young man’s life allowed me to continue mine. How could I do anything but honor his kindness and love by living my life to the fullest?
What you don’t hear about as frequently are the challenges that come as a recipient – and for me, I struggle with survivor’s guilt.
I named my kidney Grace because, God was the only one who could heal me and his love for me made me think of Grace.
Dr. Gadson made an intentional decision to go public with his kidney story because he wanted to help other people who have kidney disease and other debilitating illnesses.
Shannon donated a kidney to a stranger in 2019, she was selected to be one of 22 kidney donors that represented Kidney Donor Athletes (KDA) on this One Kidney Climb.
As a Christian, if I had to sum up my why in just a couple words, it would be “God-led.”
I always like to say I am what hope looks like!
I wanted to make him comfortable, to let him know he had nothing to worry about. I am the donor.
I became a widow at age twenty-eight. My first husband, Matt, collapsed one evening from what we later discovered was a ruptured brain aneurysm.
January 2021, the beginning of a new year as well as a new chance at life.
Our son was able to save the lives of four people and help with research and education. In knowing that our son lives on has given us a peace that I do not believe we would have been able to obtain.
I‘m thankful I have a chance to give back and educate about transplantation.