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Putting Her Best Foot Forward

The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) recently met Carrie Tollefson, former Olympian and wife of Charlie Peterson, a mountain bike rider who will be competing on Team CKF in this year’s Leadville 100 Mountain Bike (MTB) race on August 10th. Carrie is a world-class runner and Olympic athlete. She is also

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New kidney from life-long friend transforms V.C.’s life

KOKOMO, Ind. —When Todd Gambill welcomes new students to Indiana University Kokomo each semester, he tells them the friends they make in college are likely to become an integral part of the rest of their lives. He knows this all too well after his college roommate recently gave him a new

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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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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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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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