Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Alyssa!

Hi, my name is Alyssa Reitano, I am a general manager of operations and lead nutrition coach for a Health and Wellness clinic located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I am a very active person and I have a love for working out. The gym is my sanctuary, the place where I free my mind from reality … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Alyssa!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Sophia!

The story of how someone out there is walking around with a slightly used part of me starts back in 2011. I was driving home from work, listening to This American Life. The title/theme of that show was the “Ten Commandments.” That’s when I first heard Chaya Lipschutz’s story. I had been searching for something … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Sophia!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Megan!

My name is Megan Anderson and I am a wife, mother, Air Force veteran and teacher living in the Seattle area.  I donated my kidney on July 17, 2019, to a stranger through the paired exchange program.  Up to this point in my life, I would say I was very active.  While on active duty … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Megan!

Catching up with Mimi!

It has been 3.5 years since I donated my kidney to another person for my mom to receive a good match for her. Although being a kidney donor has become a big part of who I am and something I am very proud of, I can honestly say that as more time passes it feels … Continue reading Catching up with Mimi!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Danny!

Hello, my name is Danny Ledesma and I donated my spare kidney through the paired-exchanged program at UC Health in Denver, Colorado on October 10, 2018. Shortly after my Grandfather's retirement (I refer to him hereafter as "Pop"), his health began to rapidly decline, and doctors advised he was experiencing renal failure which would require … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Danny!

Benefits of Being a Donor – Steve Tucker

It has now been 16 months since I said goodbye to my spare, and sent it to live with a very nice gentleman in Bainbridge Island, Washington.  I can honestly say, after much reflection, that the past year and a half has been the best time of my life, and that the act of donating … Continue reading Benefits of Being a Donor – Steve Tucker

Update From Clinton!

(If you haven't followed along on Clinton's kidney donation journey be sure to click here to get caught up!)   Time flies when you are having fun!  It has been a little over a year since my kidney donation, and so much has happened after my last update.  The most important thing is my uncle's … Continue reading Update From Clinton!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Karen!

I’ve always been that girl who played just about every sport that was available to her. When I was little my days were spent on either softball fields or volleyball courts. As I got older, I turned to activities like karate, pilates, and running. I am now the owner of RunFit MKE, a studio in … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Karen!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Shawni!

I have been a cheerleader, dancer, and performer since I made the varsity cheerleading squad in 1995.  I have always loved being active and using my energy to motivate, inspire, and cheer for others.  I have been a youth cheer coach and dance team choreographer and I participated in a dance team in college.  I’ve … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Shawni!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Brandie!

Before I decided to donate my spare, I played hockey 5 days a week, ran at least 1 half marathon a quarter, and played softball every Sunday. I have always been an athlete and I never wanted to change my lifestyle. October 2017, I saw a post in one of my Christian running groups on … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Brandie!