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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.

Tracey Hulick Kidney Donor Runs 50-miler

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.)

Fun fact – all of these friends in this picture are kidney donors! (I’m far right.)

Kidney Donor Athletes

MEDIA COVERAGE

Here are some of the examples of media coverage I’ve been fortunate enough to have during the process.

Kidney Donor Athletes in the Denver Post

Denver Post

Running a 50-miler with just one kidney
By John Meyer

Run this World with Nicole DeBoom

Run This World

Episode 115: Tracey Hulick Ran 50 Miles with One Kidney
with Podcaster Nicole DeBoom

Light in a Spoon Podcast

Light in a Spoon

Episode 26-Tracey Hulick
with Podcaster Greg Mead

On Pace

Episode 5: Tracey Hulick from Kidney Donor Athletes – Ultramarathon Runner
with Podcaster Chris Ferguson

Denver Channel 2 Interview with Tracey Hulick Kidney Donor Athletes

Denver channel 2

Promoting the 2018 Kidney Walk

2019 UW Transplant calendar for 2019

UW Health Transplant Center

2019 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar

Tracey Hulick Kidney Donor Athlete Runner's World

Runner’s World

Yes, You Can Run an Ultra With One Kidney—This Donor Proved It
By Danielle Zickl

Kidney Donation Chain Donor, Recipient Meet

CBS Channel 4 Denver

Kidney Donation Chain Donor, Recipient Meet
By Dillon Thomas

Distance runner gives life to four people through kidney donation

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!

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

I also have been doing public speaking engagements to share my story and raise awareness. (Thank you Toastmasters International for so many good opportunities to practice!)

I have been fortunate to have shared my story for the National Kidney Foundation, at the Kidney Curious LifeRaiser and the Courage and Compassion fashion show.

Tracey Hulick Speaker with Kidney Donor Athletes
Tracey Hulick, Found of Kidney Donor Athletes

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

I also have been doing public speaking engagements to share my story and raise awareness. (Thank you Toastmasters International for so many good opportunities to practice!)

I have been fortunate to have shared my story for the National Kidney Foundation, at the Kidney Curious LifeRaiser and the Courage and Compassion fashion show.

Tracey Hulick, Found of Kidney Donor Athletes

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