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CKF Honors Key Donors at Founders Circle Dinner

The evening of August 21st was a special night for the Chris Klug Foundation. The night marked CKF’s Fourth Annual Founders Circle Dinner; an event created to recognize and honor key stakeholders and supporters of the Foundation. The work of CKF is made possible largely because of the generous contributions

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Their Son’s Liver Went To Me

When I was a college sophomore I was diagnosed with Wilson’s Disease, a hereditary illness that meant that my body did not metabolize copper. Instead, copper that I ingested in food and water would migrate to my liver or brain. It could be treated with drugs and diet. I seized

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My Life Was About To Change Forever.

On February 4, 2011, just got home from dialysis. Exhausted, I decided to watch some TV with my daughter before heading to bed. The show ends and I was heading to bed. As I get into the bedroom, the phone rang, but I wasn’t able to answer on time, so

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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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This Is My Day To Give Back

Last week we went to the Denver Children’s Hospital with our Patient Ambassador Seth and his mother Tammy. Seth is 12 years old and has had three liver transplants. It was very special to get to spend some time with Seth and Tammy while we were helping to lift the

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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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Being a Hero is Being an Organ Donor

I have been asked a number of times to tell my story, in writing, of receiving the amazing gift of a liver. And one would think since I have shared it publicly hundreds of times in front of high school students, fellow nurses, and physicians that it would be easy.

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