Stories of Hope
Three lives saved
All three of her children needed and received heart transplants. Sara knows it took a village to save her children and will spend her life advocating for organ donation so others can have the same chance. Read their story.
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.
I’m a life-long organ donation advocate because of stories I heard at a college SODA event.
A little over a year after my transplant, I felt like I finally had something more than the words “thank you” to convey, so I wrote and mailed the donor’s family a letter with my condolences and gratitude.
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.
From where I felt months ago to how I feel today is a 100% turn around.
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of the person who unselfishly made the decision to be an organ donor.
Thanks to a selfless organ donor, I was given my life back that day.
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.
We will forever be grateful for the sacrifice that was made by your family to give us our father back.
I’m very fortunate to have a second chance at living. I’m glad my loved ones are very involved and supportive. I wouldn’t have gotten through this without them or my faith.
I am very thankful each day.