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#ShowYourHeart for National Donor Day!

National Donor Day is on February 14th! This is a day dedicated to organ donor registration: whether it’s registering new donors, showing others that you’re registered, spreading awareness of its importance…even just talking about it! We’re celebrating from now through the 14th with our #ShowYourHeart campaign (well, let’s be honest:

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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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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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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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CKF: An Intern’s Perspective

Storey Balko is CKF’s summer intern through the month of July. Storey has been a huge help with event planning, social media, and general administrative tasks. She wrote an article for the CKF blog about her experience as an intern and what she learned while working with CKF over the

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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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Her true intention on this earth was meant for perfect strangers.

Thinking of my sister always brings a smile to my heart. I love sharing her story and talking about her whenever I get the chance. Although for 11 years she was in extreme need of care, she was selfless in every way. Always wanting to take care of others, help

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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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