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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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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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2020 BOUNCE BACK GIVE BACK AWARD WINNER: JOELLE ATKINSON

The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) recently announced the two winners of our annual Bounce Back Give Back Awards this year. The award recognizes two organ transplant recipients who exhibit an outstanding quality of life post-transplant, whether it is through career accomplishments, participation in sports or hobbies, or simply leading fulfilling

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Chasing After an Answer

Chase Harrison is a local resident of Aspen, Colorado, where the Chris Klug Foundation is based. CKF Program Manager, CC Cunningham, sat down with Chase last month to interview him for this story. I’m originally from Atlanta, Georgia. My family would take trips out to Colorado to ski when I

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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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Living Donor Ironman

Steve Wilson is a living kidney donor who altruistically donated his kidney to a complete stranger in February this year. Three months prior to his donation surgery, he competed in the 2019 IRONMAN Arizona, a nearly 141-mile triathlon held in Tempe, AZ each year. Steve is currently training for the

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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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New tax refund donation option

Chris Klug Foundation could benefit from new state income tax refund donation option   This year, Coloradans will have a chance to donate from their state income tax refund to a local nonprofit they trust like the Chris Klug Foundation. Through the new Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit program, taxpayers

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