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CKF Honors Key Donors at Founders Circle

The evening of August 22nd was a special night for the Chris Klug Foundation. The night marked CKF’s Third Annual Founders Circle Dinner; an event created to recognize and honor key stakeholders and supporters of the Foundation. The work of CKF is made possible largely because of the generous contributions

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US Capitol Police Special Agent Donates Life to Fellow Officer

In 2008, Noel Gleason and Shannon Croom were working side by side as Special Agents with the United States Capitol Police. In July of that year, with Noel’s life on the line, they became lifelong friends. “You need a transplant and you need one now.” So ended my fight with

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He Is My Miracle Baby And I Will Tell Anybody That

My son Joshua turned 6 years old in May against all odds.  He is my miracle baby and I will tell anybody that.  When I was pregnant with him and I went to find out the sex of my baby, I was told that one of his kidneys was slightly

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UCHealth Patient Ambassador Visit Does More Than Inspire Patients

On Monday, July 17th in the first week of my internship, I had the awesome privilege of visiting UCHealth in Denver with the Chris Klug Foundation. As part of our new Patient Ambassador Program, sponsored by Astellas, I knew our founder Chris would be visiting recent transplant recipients to offer

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I was an ambitious child that didn’t want to ever start Kidney Dialysis

Hello, I am Sara Millard 3 time SASS Pioneer Cart Shooting World Champion, Colorado Native, and 2 time Kidney Transplant Recipient. I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease within 1 week of my birth in December of 1985. My first surgery was at 6 weeks old. Since then, I have

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I’m back, better than ever, and ready to live the rest of my life! I’m riding to inspire people everywhere to never give up on their dreams.

Steve Ast is the HeartTransplantGuy!   In 1998, at 26 years old, I was active and healthy. Then something happened to my body three times that summer, and I finally went to the emergency room (what can I say, I’m stubborn). My heart rate was 270 beats per minute and

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I Wanted To Share A Story Of An Incredible Family!

Good evening! I wanted to share a story of an incredible family! My cousin, Claire (Griffith) Erickson is from Carbondale, Colorado. She is now married to Justin Erickson and they now reside in Red Lodge, Montana. Both are avid skiers/snowboarders. They have 2 children, Shay is 5 yrs old and

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We Knew That Death At A Young Age For Both Of Us Was Quite Possible…

At age 15 I was diagnosed with insulin-dependent diabetes and began taking insulin injections daily.  I was in high school and began dating Vince Taylor a short time later.  He was one month older than me.  We were married at age 20 and dreamed of having children in a few

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