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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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Kicking Off Our 2019 Patient Ambassador Tour!

2019 is well underway, which means another year of our nationwide Patient Ambassador Tour! Last Wednesday, we kicked off the 2019 Tour, presented by Astellas Pharma, right here in our home state of Colorado, where we visited two hospitals in the Denver area. To honor National Pediatric Transplant Week, our

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Ain’t No Party Like a West Coast Party…with CKF!

CC Cunningham is the Program Coordinator for the Chris Klug Foundation. …’cause a West Coast [CKF] party don’t stop! And what a party it was! On September 19th, as part of our Patient Ambassador Program, sponsored by Astellas, the Chris Klug Foundation traveled to sunny San Diego, California to visit

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Transplant Games or Bust!

CC Cunningham is the Program Coordinator for the Chris Klug Foundation. Earlier this month, the Chris Klug Foundation hit the road to attend the 2018 Transplant Games of America, a biannual, Olympics-style sporting event for individuals whose lives have been touched in some way by organ donation. Organized and sponsored

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12th Annual Summit for Life Michael Wells Inspirational Award Recipient

Every year the Chris Klug Foundation Nominates a lucky recipient of the Michael Wells Inspirational Award. The award’s namesake is our friend Michael, a liver recipient who has hiked Aspen Mountain for Summit for Life almost every year since the beginning! As an on-going tradition for the eighth year, we are

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A Day Of Impact and Inspiration at NYU Langone Medical Center

We went to NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC for a Patient Ambassador Visit with Chris Klug, Eric Barton and Lauren Shields to inspire patients pre and post-transplant. First, we met with patients who were coming back to the hospital for check-up’s post-transplant. We met with six patients and got to

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A Visit To Remember At Mount Sinai

We just returned from a Patient Ambassador visit to Mount Sinai in New York. We were able to meet with about 30 people who had either received a transplant, were waiting for a transplant or were friends/family of a loved one who received/is waiting for a transplant. Chris Klug and Eric

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CKF and Live On NY Meet

Today was a very special day.  We met with Live On NY the organ procurement organization of the Metropolitan area.  We were given a presentation on what they focus on and their efforts to help raise awareness about organ donation in the state of New York. They showed us some very eye-catching campaigns

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It’s good to be Harold

Someone had just given me a shot in the ass that was supposed to make me feel a little less anxious, maybe even a bit loopy. It was December of 2000 and after months of testing – both psychological and medical – a team of transplant surgeons was about to

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Beauty and Bravery Beyond Words

Our team arrived in Los Angeles where we were met by our Patient Ambassadors Eric Barton and Harold Mintz. We were graciously invited to meet with the amazing team at One Legacy, which is the biggest Organ Procurement Organization in the United States. Sitting down with their team, we learned of

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