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High Schooler Takes on Organ Donation Advocacy

Aryana Motlagh is a high school student and CKF volunteer from Miami, FL. Aryana’s father was recently put on the transplant waitlist for a kidney transplant. CKF Program Manager, CC Cunningham, interviewed Aryana to discuss her dad’s situation and how it’s inspired her to take on advocacy work in the

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Creating a Wave by Throwing a Stone

Susan Barton is an altruistic living kidney donor, who donated one of her kidneys to a stranger through paired exchange last year. This “kidney swap” that she was a part of saved two lives in one day. Written by Susan Barton; edited for publication by CC Cunningham, CKF Program Manager.

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Donor’s Daughter Finds a Future in Organ Donation

Robyn Caldwell was interviewed by CKF Program Manager, CC Cunningham, to share her story as a donor family member. CC and Robyn were first introduced through CKF’s recent partnership with Student Organ Donation Advocates (SODA), for which Robyn is the Programming Intern.  I’m originally from Massachusetts, but I’m currently living

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Texas Teacher and Two-Time Organ Donor

Pamela Davis was recently interviewed by CKF Program Manager, CC Cunningham, to learn more about her story and delve deeper into her experiences with living organ donation. Pamela is an elementary school teacher and two-time living organ donor, who has donated her kidney and a portion of her liver within

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The Strength of Two Sisters

Jude Skilton didn’t hesitate to step up as a donor when her sister, Jo, required a lifesaving kidney transplant. After running into several obstacles along the way, Jude was able to give the ultimate gift to her little sister: one of her kidneys and a second chance at life. When

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

Written by Jacob Ragland, liver transplant recipient and college student at the University of Tennessee. Edited by CC Cunningham, CKF Program Manager. 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

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From MELD to Marathons

Written by Maksim Koloskov, liver transplant recipient and 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. Edited by CC Cunningham, CKF Program Coordinator. “They must have mixed up the lab results,”

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CKF Honors Key Donors at Founders Circle Dinner

Written by CC Cunningham, blog writer and Program Coordinator for the Chris Klug Foundation. 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

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