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The Gift of Life Adventure – Part II

Anil Srivatsa is an Indian-American journalist from New Jersey. Five years ago, he donated a kidney to his brother. Anil now lives in India, where he conceptualized the idea for the Gift of Life Adventure, a 50,000-mile road trip through 41 countries to spread living organ donation awareness and register

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Putting Her Best Foot Forward

The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) recently met Carrie Tollefson, former Olympian and wife of Charlie Peterson, a mountain bike rider who will be competing on Team CKF in this year’s Leadville 100 Mountain Bike (MTB) race on August 10th. Carrie is a world-class runner and Olympic athlete. She is also

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35 Reasons: The Documentary – Part I

Phil Shin is a runner from South Pasadena, California. In 2018, just a few weeks after running his eighth Los Angeles Marathon, Phil was diagnosed with early-stage liver cancer. In order to remove the racquetball-sized tumor in his liver, he had to have a portion of his liver taken out.

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The Gift of Life Adventure – Part I

Anil Srivatsa is an Indian-American journalist and radio talk show host from New Jersey. Five years ago, he donated a kidney to his brother. Anil now lives in India, where he conceptualized the idea for his Gift of Life Adventure (GOLA), a 50,000-mile road trip through 41 countries to spread

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Avalanche Victim Turned Organ Donor Honored and Remembered

Mark Massanari and Bobbie Gorron are the parents of Corey Borg-Massanari, one of two skiers who tragically passed away after being buried in a rare, inbounds avalanche at Taos Ski Valley while on a ski trip in January. Corey was a Colorado native and an avid skier who moved to

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The Most Important Lesson My Brother Taught Me…

Christy Setzke is a donor sister from Wisconsin. Her brother, Todd, was an organ donor after his passing. Christy now advocates on behalf of organ & tissue donation. Most recently, she hosted a Donor Dudes event at Ashland High School in which she spoke to 11th and 12th-grade Medical Science

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A Living Act of Kindness

Jordan is Hudson’s mother and organ donation advocate. My son, Hudson, was born on October 27th, 2016 with a condition called heterotaxy. At ten days old, he underwent surgery to prevent bowel mal-rotation and, while operating, an exploratory search revealed Hudson’s liver was shaped abnormally, had an unusual color, and

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It’s Not About the Cards You Are Dealt; It’s About How You Play Your Hand

Jacob Ragland is a liver transplant recipient and college student at the University of Tennessee. At my high school, every senior is required to recite a personal talk in front of the entire student body and staff. This task was in the back of my mind going into my senior

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A Firsthand Perspective: Summit for Life 2018

Last month, the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) hosted our 13th annual Summit for Life, a nighttime uphill race on Aspen Mountain. Participants began at the base of Aspen Mountain and climbed 3,267 vertical feet—over 2.5 miles—to reach the top. Racers hiked up the mountain at their own pace, using climbing

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From MELD to Marathons

Maksim is one of nine individuals who will be running on the Chris Klug Foundation’s charity team in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4th. “They must have mixed up the lab results,” said Annabella, reading the letter that had just come in the mail. A

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