Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jeanette!

My name is Jeanette and I was lucky enough to donate my kidney altruistically in August of 2020. The process was around 2 years in the making and involved a lot of research, especially considering my younger age at the time of donation (24 years old). The inspiration I took from all of the amazing athletes featured … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jeanette!

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, Susan!

I've always been an average Joe. Not especially great at any one thing but always up for anything, which is exactly why in high school, on a dare, I joined the all boy wrestling team as a freshman. I loved it instantly! This lead me to running, all those weigh-ins and cutting weight, meant many … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Susan!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Nichole!

What’s funny about sharing my story here is that athleticism is why I chose to donate in the first place. Let me take a step back. I was randomly scrolling on Facebook about a year ago and came across a post about a boy who was my son’s age, third grade, and was super active … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Nichole!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jason!

Hello, I’m Jason Elmore and I donated one of my kidneys to my mother-in-law last year. I was not the first choice to donate to her. My wife went through the process first and was ruled out, then her brother went through the process and was not a match either.  Then I tested, and surprisingly I matched and … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jason!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Sara!

My name is Sara Cain and I donated my kidney to my brother in 2017. I have always been very active and enrolled in some type of sport or working out on my own. Staying healthy and active is an integral part of my life. Before donation, I had run five half marathons, played collegiate-level … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Sara!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Debbie!

Even though I never imagined being an organ donor until passing away,  I am one now.   People can survive with just one healthy kidney, so someone with two healthy kidneys may choose to donate one. This is called a living donor transplant. I am a living donor.   Being an athlete since the age of 4, I … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Debbie!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Natalie!

Being a healthy, active woman in my 50s, I knew after seeing my friend’s story about needing a kidney for her daughter several times that I needed to throw my name into the hat and at least see if I was a match.  It was a long journey but I indeed was a directly compatible blood match … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Natalie!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jason!

I believe there is a reason and timing for all things and, for me, being able to make a non-directed kidney donation is just one of those amazing moments. July 23, 2020 - A day that was planned for me since before I was born, I just wasn’t aware of it until many years later.   My story is rather fast-paced in regard to the organ donation process. … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jason!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Tom!

Right Kidney For The Trail On a special day, 8 February 2020, I ran my first serious run since donating my left kidney on 16 October 2019 – just 16.5 weeks later.  At 73 years old, a half marathon trail run (my first trail run) on one kidney is a significant achievement.  I ran the Rotorua Ultra Half, one of the more picturesque trail runs in our country, renown for … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Tom!