Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Sierra!

My name is Sierra and I had the honor of donating a kidney to a friend named Misha. She is doing really well!    Before the surgery, my activity level was great. I boxed and also ran a lot. I was very active and loved lifting weights also.    I had some fears going into surgery but I did everything I could to make sure I was calm.   My post-surgery recovery  went well. One month after surgery I was … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Sierra!

Failed Kidney Transplant Propels Donor Athlete to Dig Deeper Than 100 Miles

By Kim Constantinesco  In a year in which so much life was lost and freedom was stripped, I wanted to do something that would save a life and inject freedom. So, I donated my kidney to a stranger on December 16, 2020.   I thought it would be the “Hollywood ending” that I saw on kidney donor Facebook groups or on the news. The one in which 99% … Continue reading Failed Kidney Transplant Propels Donor Athlete to Dig Deeper Than 100 Miles

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Hilary!

I donated my left kidney to a stranger, who’s now a friend, in December 2020 - the day after my 56th birthday. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done! I was back to completely normal in a remarkably short period of time and I’m looking forward to running my fourth marathon this fall. … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Hilary!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Molly!

I was a non-directed donor and I initially became interested after watching a movie about organ trafficking. The statistics of people waiting for kidneys broke my heart. After several months of research, I took the next step toward donation and got in contact with the National Kidney Registry. After lots of testing and discussion with … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Molly!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Michelle!

Athlete. That word had such a different meaning to me growing up. I looked at the other kids playing sports and my clumsy, lacking-hand-eye coordination, shy self, did not equate to what I believed was an athlete. I didn’t realize that all the things I did in my everyday life contributed to my athleticism and … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Michelle!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Avie!

The moment I learned that my cousin needed a kidney transplant, I knew I wanted to be his donor. It was difficult to speak up right away though. My second baby was just 8 months old and showing signs of modest developmental delays. Although her situation wasn’t dire (and has since been resolved, thankfully), I … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Avie!

Meet Kidney Donor Athletes, Kristine and Brian!

We’re a team. In everything we do...TeamFrost!  Hello everyone, we have been lurking in the shadows for a while now and figured it was time to introduce ourselves. We are Kristine and Brian Frost, also known as TeamFrost.  Out on a ride.Yes, we got married on bikes! Two strangers. Two years. Two surgeries. And four lives … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athletes, Kristine and Brian!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Chris!

Since I was a teenager, I always felt I was destined for some higher purpose.  Something bigger than me. Selfless and worthwhile on a big scale. It took forty years but in February of 2019, I finally discovered what that purpose was. Standing in my kitchen, a news clip on the TV caught my attention. As I watched a woman talk about how she donated … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Chris!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Roni!

I hate that I waited so long to finally write about my kidney donation process but I have been reading more and more about other peoples’ stories and I want to share my experience with others who are considering donation as well. Forgive me if I leave out any details as navigating the journey has … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Roni!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Ellen!

Being a living kidney donor was never something I had planned for my life but sometimes those are the things that change your life the most. Everything lined up so perfectly that I just felt it was what I was meant to do: being home from school because of a pandemic, being able to have the surgery in … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Ellen!