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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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National Kidney Month – Patient Ambassador Webinar

In honor of National Kidney Month, this webinar will focus specifically on kidney transplant, kidney health, and living kidney donation, including paired-exchange and altruistic donation. We will be featuring a panel of guest speakers who will share their stories in relation to these topics and answer questions proposed by the

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More Than Blood-Related: Brother Donates Kidney to Younger Brother

Eusebio “E.J.” Tamez is a living kidney donor to his brother, Luis. CKF Program Manager, CC Cunningham, recently set up a virtual chat with E.J. to interview him and learn more about his living organ donation journey alongside his younger brother. Transcribed and edited for written publication by CC Cunningham.

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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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Tackling Marathons After Transplant

Fred Girscht is a kidney/pancreas transplant recipient who ran the TCS New York City Marathon with the Chris Klug Foundation in 2013. I developed Type 1 diabetes in 1980—that’s really where my story begins. I had just turned 24. Of course, me being young and stupid, I hadn’t taken care of

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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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I Could Barely Walk, Eat, Breathe, Think

My name is Cheyenne and I’m 22 Years old and on dialysis. I was diagnosed with kidney failure after my first year of college, and after that, my life changed. I left UCSD and moved to a new county where my parents were. I eventually got so sick that I

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Serendipity

“You were approved.” These three words could be said to a 35-year-old woman for many different reasons – maybe approved for a loan for a new home, approved to buy a car, approved for a promotion or maybe to move forward with adopting a child. For me, I heard these

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