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Meet Tracey hulick
it started with a question
Kidney Donor Athletes was born out of my love of distance running, and my desire to solve problems. When I was getting ready to donate my kidney to a stranger in early 2017 I was surprised by how little information was out there for athletes who wanted to be donors. Where were all the distance runners that donated and were able to get back to their competitive, pre-surgery shape?!
Since then I have found many examples that show that we’re out there, we just needed a common space to share our stories and answer potential donor’s questions!
I have made it a point to get outside of my comfort zone by sharing my story and actively being a living example of how life can be just as active and adventurous post-donation.
Nearing the end of my 50 miler – seriously, who needs two kidneys??
“I have made it a point to get outside of my comfort zone by sharing my story and actively being a living example of how life can be just as active and adventurous post-donation.”
Fun fact – all of these friends in this picture are kidney donors! (I’m far right.)
Kidney Donor Athletes
Here are some of the examples of media coverage I’ve been fortunate enough to have during the process.
Running a 50-miler with just one kidney
By John Meyer
Run This World
Episode 115: Tracey Hulick Ran 50 Miles with One Kidney
with Podcaster Nicole DeBoom
Light in a Spoon
Episode 26-Tracey Hulick
with Podcaster Greg Mead
Episode 5: Tracey Hulick from Kidney Donor Athletes – Ultramarathon Runner
with Podcaster Chris Ferguson
Denver channel 2
Promoting the 2018 Kidney Walk
UW Health Transplant Center
2019 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar
Yes, You Can Run an Ultra With One Kidney—This Donor Proved It
By Danielle Zickl
CBS Channel 4 Denver
Kidney Donation Chain Donor, Recipient Meet
By Dillon Thomas
WISC TV-3 Madison, WI
Distance runner gives life to four people through kidney donation
By Dave Delozier
WISC TV-3 in Madison, Wisconsin ran the very first story about my donation in November 2017. What makes it even more special is that I worked for this TV channel in college!