Patient Ambassador Panel – Scripps Green Hospital
October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-7
Every year, the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) visits a collection of hospitals and organ procurement organizations (OPOs) nationwide to inspire and provide hope for pre-transplant patients, transplant recipients, donor families, living donors and caregivers in addition to hospital staff and volunteers. This annual Patient Ambassador Tour, sponsored by Astellas Pharma, connects healthy, active and accomplished members of the transplant community—our Patient Ambassadors—to these individuals and provides encouragement to those in need.
On this California leg of our 2019 tour, CKF will be hosting an open conversation for both kidney and liver transplant support groups at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla. Chris Klug will be joined by dual transplant recipient, Valen Keefer, and her husband/caregiver, Noah Keefer, to discuss Chris’ and Valen’s transplant journeys as well as Noah’s experience as his wife’s support system and caregiver. This conversation will take place on Wednesday, October 2nd from 6:00 to 7:00 PM (PDT) in the second-floor amphitheater of Scripps Green Hospital’s Center for Organ Transplant at 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037. Both support groups will then meet as regularly scheduled from 7:00 to 8:00 PM (PDT).