Meet the Donor Athletes!

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Meet Janey! She donated her kidney to her sister 15 years ago and it hasn’t slowed her down at all! She is an incredibly avid hiker and always has a new adventure up her sleeve.

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Meet Ashley! She donated her kidney to a stranger in 2014! It wasn’t until recent years that Ashley started sharing her story more publicly.

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Meet Varla! She just donated her kidney on July 16, 2019, to a stranger turned friend. She is our first kidney donor athlete from South Africa!

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Meet Tarsha! She donated to her uncle in December of 2018 and came back to run a marathon less than six months later!

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Meet Stephanie! She donated her kidney to her friend’s husband in December of 2018!

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Meet Emily! She was inspired by a viral social media post of a man at a Milwaukee Brewers game who needed a kidney! She became a donor November of 2018.

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Meet Patty! She is a part of the Denver 1 Kidney Club and started a donor chain in November of 2017!

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Meet Tina! She is a runner and triathlete that donated to a friend in August of 2017!

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Meet Brian! He donated his kidney on October 3rd, 2017 and started the longest living donor kidney chain in a single hospital! (And you may have even seen him talk about it on the Today Show!)

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Meet Peggy! She is a cyclist and ultra runner who donated to a stranger in late 2018.

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Meet Martha! She donated her kidney spring of 2019 through paired exchange so that her friend Dan could receive a kidney!

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Meet Shawna! She donated her kidney to her cousin in 2013! She had a challenging recovery, but is doing great now and is a true example of resilience.

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Meet Amy! She has run well over 100 half marathons, multiple marathons, and even ran a 50 miler before donation AND after!

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Meet Clint! He is scheduled to donate his kidney to his uncle on April 10th! He is a ‘journey athlete’ and will be sharing his journey through donation with us!

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Meet Skip! Skip is a non-directed donor as of November 2018 and is an avid marathoner.

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Meet Michael!  Michael is a non-directed donor and a one kidney IronMan!

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Meet Greg! Greg donated his kidney to his wife and has come back to competing in triathlons!

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Meet Kristen! She donated her kidney to a stranger in December of 2018 and is back to running again!

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Meet Lynn! She has done IronMans, marathons and ultramarathons since her donation in 2002!

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Meet Tamara! She donated a kidney to her sister, and did an NPC competition to get ready for surgery!

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Meet Allie! She is a female Pro Wrestler and Lingerie MMA fighter in Las Vegas! She donated to her brother and had a more challenging recovery that most of the featured athletes. She is 100% now and has an incredible story to tell!

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Meet Kathryn! She is a marathoner and triathlete with a heart of gold! She donated to a man she saw on social media!

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Meet Melisssa! She owns a Crossfit gym in Portland, Oregon, and donated her kidney to the son of one of her clients!

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Meet Mimi! She is celebrating her two year kidney-versay in January of 2019! She is an avid CrossFitter and coaches softball!

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Meet J’ne! She is another Denver area donor, and donated her kidney on September 11, 2018! She was in incredible shape before surgery, and was able to do a social 43-mile bike ride only 6 weeks post surgery!

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Meet Leslie! She donated at the age of 59 to a student that she used to teach. She ran her first 10k with one kidney just two months after donation. She is preparing for a 50-mile walk in February 2019!

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Meet Janelle! At the time of the post, she was getting ready to donate to her friend’s nephew. She will be sharing her journey with us as she recovers and works to get back to her extremely active lifestyle!

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Meet Jenn! She donated her kidney to her dad on December 11, 2017. Only 14 weeks after surgery she competed in a half Ironman in Florida…. and came in 3rd overall female!

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Meet Cody! He sprinkles in a lot of humor into his story and admits that he has developed a lot more compassion for people after his donation.

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Meet Kent! He just donated to a stranger on September 11, 2018, and is having a very smooth recovery. He has been busy hiking, biking, and even meeting up with me and some other Denver area donors for breakfast!

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Meet Charlotte! She is an Ironman and an ultramarathoner! And she is our first international kidney donor athlete – thanks for sharing your story all the way from New Zealand!

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Meet Eric! This amazing kidney donor athlete did a 100 MILER just 8 months after donating! Read his story here!

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Meet Bobby!  He started a donor chain on January 2, 2019! He is sharing his journey with us so we can see what it’s like to go through the experience from pre-donation all the way through recovery and re-establishing himself as an athlete.

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Everyone, meet Heather! She donated her kidney to her father in March of 2017!

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I am happy to introduce you to Quinn! He donated his kidney to a stranger in 2011! You can read his story here!

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If you’re a donor athlete and want to share your story through this site please reach out through the Share Your Story tab.

Let’s be part of some positive change!

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