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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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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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Life at the End of the Rainbow

Written by Sarah Fisher, donor mother. Edited by CC Cunningham, CKF Program Manager. God’s plan for Cameron’s life has always been in His timing. While pregnant with Cameron, I went into labor three times before his actual due date. Cameron ended up being born three weeks early, on November 16th.

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Gene’s Big Dumb Kidneys

My name is Gene and was my dad’s name, too. My father is very much on my mind as I stand next in line to face the same disease that took him away. Polycystic kidney disease, or PKD, results in kidneys with cysts. These cysts fill with water thereby slowly

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