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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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I was rushed into emergency surgery immediately following my birth and 98% of my intestines were removed

My name is Acacia Puleo. I was born with a rare intestinal disorder called intestinal malrotation. This means that when my organs were forming before I was born, they kinked at the top and all the tissue below died. I was rushed into emergency surgery immediately following my birth and

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CKF partners with the screening of 1-800-GIVE-US-YOUR-KIDNEY

Allow me to introduce you to Harold Mintz- but first I must introduce you to his mustache. Harold’s mustache (which should have a name of its own) will be turning 40 this November. To celebrate such an occasion, Harold has been posting a picture every day with another carrier of

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