Adventures of a Kidney Donor

April 6, 2016

Support a Kidney Walker!

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2014kidneyWalk-logoThe 2016 Greater Lansing Kidney Walk is Sunday June 12. Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest walk to fight kidney disease. I am walking in honor of my dear friends Jackie and Kiersten, who have bravely battled kidney disease and have received transplants. They inspire me every day with their courage.

Several people I know have been impacted by kidney disease as well: My friend Larissa gave a kidney to her dad a few years ago. My friend Jon’s young daughter contracted kidney disease and his wife donated a kidney to her.

The walks not only raise money, they also raise awareness about kidney disease and the need for donors. Too many people are still waiting for a life saving kidney.

Look for kidney walks in your area. Walk or support a walker!

Go to List of Resources on Kidney Donation

May 17, 2015

Support a Kidney Walker!

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2014kidneyWalk-logoThe 2015 Greater Lansing Kidney Walk is Sunday June 15.  I have a couple of teams with personal ties and would love for you to donate to them:

My dear friend Jackie and her family are walking in memory of her mother Freda, who left us too soon after her brave battle with kidney disease. Jackie is one of my kidney heroes! She received a transplant in 2010 and inspires me with her courage every day. Many people in her family have battled kidney disease. You can give to Jackie’s team here: Freda’s Kids.

My co-worker Jon has two kidney heroes in his family. His wife Amy gave the gift of life to their daughter Bridget, who battled kidney disease when very young. You can give to their team here: Team Giggles.

My co-worker and friend Kiersten is a kidney recipient and advocate. She received the gift of life in 2003 from her best friend Theresa. You can give to Kiersten’s team here: Team Kiki.

More than 80 cents of every dollar donated to the walk directly supports programs and services for those with kidney disease. To learn more visit, www.kidney.org.

Look for kidney walks in your area. Walk or support a walker!

Go to List of Resources on Kidney Donation

May 6, 2014

Support Kidney Donors and Recipients in the Kidney Walks!

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Kiersten celebrating 11 years after transplant

The 2014 Greater Lansing Kidney Walk is Sunday June 22. If you are from the Lansing area, consider walking with us or making a donation. If you are from another area, kidney walks are taking place all over the world so check them out. Last year it was so cool to see so many walkers with “I am a living kidney recipient” or “I am a living kidney donor” shirts on!

I have three teams with personal ties and would love for you to donate to them.

My dear friend Jackie and her family are walking in memory of her mother Freda, who left us too soon after her brave battle with kidney disease. Jackie is one of my kidney heroes. She received a transplant in 2010.You can give to Jackie’s team here: Freda’s Kids.

The family of Freda Gilbert Robertson is walking!

The family of Freda Gilbert Robertson is walking!

 

Another kidney hero of mine is my friend and co-worker Kiersten. She received the gift of life from her best friend Theresa in 2003. You can give to Kiersten’s walk team here: Team KiKi.

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Amy and Bridget

My co-worker Jon has two kidney heroes in his family. His wife Amy gave the gift of life to their daughter Bridget last year. Both are doing well! They have made appearances on local TV and are featured in the National Kidney of Foundation of Michigan Annual Appeal. You can support Amy’s team Giggles here.

Walk or support a walker!

Go to List of Resources on Kidney Donation

June 3, 2013

Support a Kidney Walker!

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The family of Freda Gilbert Robertson is walking!

The 2013 Greater Lansing Kidney Walk is Sunday June 23.  I have three teams with personal ties and would love for you to donate to them.

My dear friend Jackie and her family are walking in memory of her mother Freda, who left us too soon after her brave battle with kidney disease.  Jackie is one of my kidney heroes. She received a transplant in 2010.You can give to Jackie’s team here: Freda’s Kids.

Another kidney hero of mine is my friend Kiersten. She received the gift of life from her best friend Theresa in 2003. You can give to Kiersten’s walk team here: Team KiKi.

Kiki of Team Kiki!

Kiki of Team KiKi!

My newest kidney hero Bridget and her mom will be having their surgeries soon. Bridget is getting the gift of life from her mom. This year Bridget’s aunt is walking for the Accident Fund. 

Look for kidney walks in your area. Walk or support a walker!

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Bridget’s aunt is walking!

Go to List of Resources on Kidney Donation

June 4, 2012

Support a Kidney Walker!

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The family of Freda Gilbert Robertson is walking!

Just a quick blog to remind everyone that the 2012 Greater Lansing Kidney Walk is this Saturday June 9!  My dear friend Jackie and her family are walking in memory of her mother Freda, who left us too soon after her brave battle with kidney disease. You can give to Jackie’s team here: Freda’s kids.

My good friend Kiersten received the gift of life from her best friend Theresa in 2003. You can give to Kiersten’s walk team here: Hedke’s Haulers.

Look for kidney walks in your area. Walk or support a walker!

Kiersten and Theresa just before their donation/transplant surgeries

Go to List of Resources on Kidney Donation

March 4, 2012

Support a Kidney Walker

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The family of Freda Gilbert Robertson is walking!

The 2012 Greater Lansing Kidney Walk is Saturday June 9. My dear friend Jackie and her family are walking in memory of her mother Freda, who left us too soon after her brave battle with kidney disease. You can give to Jackie’s team here: Freda’s kids.

My friend Kiersten received the gift of life from her best friend Theresa in 2003. You can give to Kiersten’s walk team here: Hedke’s Haulers.

Both Jackie and Kiersten are wonderful examples of people who battle kidney disease with courage, humor and strength. They are both doing very well with their transplants. Jackie will celebrate two years with her kidney in July, and Kiersten passed the nine mile mark in January.

Look for kidney walks in your area. Walk or support a walker!

Kiersten and Theresa just before their donation/transplant surgeries

Go to List of Resources on Kidney Donation

March 3, 2011

National Kidney Month

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Wow, it’s almost a year since I started this blog. I got my paperwork today to enroll in the bigger kidney database between U of Michigan and U of Toledo so hopefully I will be able to donate in the next few months.

March is National Kidney Month! It’s a great time to learn about kidney disease, kidney donation or how to take care of your kidneys. Go to List of Resources on Kidney Donation 

A great way to recognize National Kidney Month is to register to be an organ donor:

You can also support kidney donors and patients by participating in a kidney walk. From the National Kidney Foundation:

The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk is a fun, inspiring community fundraiser that calls attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation. It’s also an opportunity for patients, family, friends and businesses to come together. ” Thanks to the money raised through the walks, NKF is able to offer free early detection screenings for kidney disease, support research, educate patients and the public, advocate for kidney patients and other groups affected by kidney disease, and much more.

In the Lansing area the Kidney Walk is Sunday June 12, 2011 Look for the kidney walks in your area. Come walk or donate to a walker! (Thanks to Kiersten for this info.)

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