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Allow me to introduce to you….

*From the desk of Lauren Pierce* Please allow me to introduce to you, Valen Keefer- the new blog writer for the Chris Klug Foundation. This may be a reintroduction for many of you. Valen has been featured on our blogs in the past, but as a subject, not the voice.

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A LOVE So Strong It Saves Lives…

Yesterday, as most of you know, was Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate LOVE. At the Chris Klug Foundation, we were not only celebrating Valentine’s Day but we were also celebrating National Donor Day. We were out at the Aspen Recreation Center and the Carbondale Recreation Center talking with people

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Winter X Games Kick Off and Special Olympic Win

Yesterday was an amazing first day to the 2018 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.  We are very fortunate to be apart of this great event in our backyard. We have a kiosk on the event deck of X Fest right next to the Guest Services tent to help inspire,

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Organ Health Spotlight in Time for a Healthy New Year

The winter season is filled with resolutions, analysis, and momentum. Often times, self-reflection and projection can be stressful and chaotic, but motivating nonetheless. In addition to basking in the charm of the new year, it is also a time to consider overall health and particularly, lung health. Lung diseases as

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12th Annual Summit for Life Michael Wells Inspirational Award Recipient

Every year the Chris Klug Foundation Nominates a lucky recipient of the Michael Wells Inspirational Award. The award’s namesake is our friend Michael, a liver recipient who has hiked Aspen Mountain for Summit for Life almost every year since the beginning! As an on-going tradition for the eighth year, we are

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Her true intention on this earth was meant for perfect strangers.

Thinking of my sister always brings a smile to my heart. I love sharing her story and talking about her whenever I get the chance. Although for 11 years she was in extreme need of care, she was selfless in every way. Always wanting to take care of others, help

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When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing.

There I was standing under the event banner at the base of Aspen Mountain, with my arms raised joyfully yelling, “Summit for Life!” My husband, Noah, on one side, Chris Klug on the other, alongside a group of extraordinary human beings touched by transplantation. It was the kick-off to one

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I have been given another chance!

CF (short for Cystic Fibrosis) has no cure yet, and so having crumby lung function and frequent infections leads to needing a double lung transplant. That is the stage that I’m at. I have now received my life-saving transplant at 27 years old. Thank you to my beautiful donor and

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