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2020 BOUNCE BACK GIVE BACK AWARD WINNER: TRACY COPELAND

The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) recently announced the two winners of our Bounce Back Give Back Awards this year! The annual 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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On the Run in New York City

Written by CC Cunningham, CKF Program Manager. CKF has returned from our trip to the East Coast this past weekend and it still feels like we’re running on marathon adrenaline and sidewalk vendor hot dogs! On Friday, we kicked off the exciting weekend by visiting Mount Sinai Hospital as part

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“You Are Not Alone” – San Diego Patient Ambassador Visit

Valen Keefer is one of the Chris Klug Foundation’s (CKF) Patient Ambassadors and speaks on behalf of the foundation, polycystic kidney disease (PKD), and organ donation. Valen traveled to San Diego with CKF as part of the organization’s annual Patient Ambassador Tour, presented by Astellas Pharma, to speak with transplant

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No Greater Love

Written by Kim Hinsley, Brian Hinsley’s wife and caretaker during his lifesaving liver transplant. Brian is one of CKF’s 2018 Bounce Back Award winners. I’m going to share Brian’s journey from my side, the caregiver’s side. Brian and I have been married for 22 years now. On our wedding day,

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Living and Breathing a Love for Life

Written by Samantha Rick, lung transplant recipient and one of CKF’s 2018 Bounce Back Award winners. Edited by CC Cunningham, CKF Program Coordinator. Samantha Rick was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF), a fatal genetic lung disease, when she was just three years old. Sam’s lung capacity slowly deteriorated as she

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The Beginning of the Gift of Sight

We were fortunate enough to be invited to go behind the scenes into Sierra Donor Services in Sacramento, California as apart of our Patient Ambassador Program with Astellas. We were joined by our Patient Ambassador Valen who has received a kidney transplant 15 years ago and her mother who received

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