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, Ashlie!

I’m not a very superstitious person or one that really believes everything happens for a reason, but every once in a while it just feels like things are falling into the place they belong. One evening around Halloween in 2018, my husband and I were living with my brother and his girlfriend while our new … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Ashlie!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Amy!

It all began after a run. I often “ran” into my aunt and uncle because they lived above me in our Chicago apartment building, but this time I wasn’t greeted with a very happy, “hello”. Panting and gassed, I tried my best to gather the information they relayed to me.  “Did you hear about Liz?” … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Amy!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Amy!

I never thought much about kidneys or organ donation. In fact, It was completely off my radar until we realized that my husband might have a gene mutation that inevitably leads to kidney disease. Nate, my husband, had two uncles with kidney disease who received transplants from their siblings. It was believed that only men … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Amy!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Katie!

I honestly knew nothing about living kidney donation when I started this journey other than it was something that people did for their loved ones (I had no idea people donated altruistically either!).   This all changed when, in February of 2018, my mom called to tell me that she was in kidney failure and … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Katie!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Lynn B!

I donated my kidney to a stranger in December of 2014 at the age of 46.  I am a bit embarrassed to say that the thought first came from social media. I had an acquaintance repost a photo of someone looking for a type O kidney donor on the back of their vehicle just after … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Lynn B!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Kathleen!

I donated my left kidney to a complete stranger on October 3rd, 2017. I saw an ad on Facebook and I knew I was meant to be her donor. I answered the ad Memorial Day Weekend of 2017 and was approved by August! I have never thought of myself as an athlete before surgery and … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Kathleen!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Leslie!

I am Leslie Premo and I donated my kidney to my older brother Bill on October 1st, 2014 at Boston Medical Center. I grew up in Vermont in a very active and athletic family and community.  Participating in or watching sports and keeping a healthy lifestyle was always a priority.  Thankfully, exercise and keeping fit … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Leslie!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Pete!

Old running joke: How do you know if someone ran a marathon? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you about it.  We’ve all heard that one no doubt. But on this site, those stories have cool plot twists!   One year ago as I type this, on 7-13-18, I donated my left kidney to a man who … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Pete!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Tina!

I knew Anna for years.  I met her when she was on dialysis the first time back around 2008.  I cleaned for her and we instantly became friends.  Anna is about 10 years younger than me.  When she was in her early 20’s she found out she had an autoimmune disorder that was affecting her … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Tina!