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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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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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The gift their loved one bestowed upon me will not be wasted

I woke up with an extraordinary feeling I had not experienced in almost a decade. Not the grogginess and pain that I had experienced more times than I care to remember. No, this was the feeling of hope. The first words out of my mouth when I saw the nurse

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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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Someone Else’s Tragedy Saved My Life

It was January 2009, just after ringing in the new year when I first felt ill. After a week of a dull stomach ache, I knew something wasn’t quite right and scheduled an appointment with my family doctor. He assured me that everything was fine and that I was just

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CKF Honors Key Donors at Founders Circle

The evening of August 22nd was a special night for the Chris Klug Foundation. The night marked CKF’s Third 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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CKF Donate Life Month Calendar

Donate Life Month Event Schedule April 3rd-7th: Oaks Christian High School, CA There will be a lot of sports games being played throughout the week to help raise awareness about the importance of organ donation. There will be over 200 green socks flooding the JV and Varsity Lacrosse teams, the

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Meet-N-Greet: Serena and Jeana Krune

We sat down with Serena and Jeana at the Transplant Games in Cleveland OH, where donors, recipients, and families participate in multi-sport games to promote the need for organ & tissue donation. Serena is a two-time kidney recipient. Her second kidney transplant was donated from a living donor. They had

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