Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Alvin – From Malaysia!

Hello KDA community, my name is Alvin and I am writing this all the way from Malaysia!   Everyone has their goals in each day of life, and I am into running activities and cycling.   In 2017, I decided to be a runner and now running is my passion. I mostly participate in tournaments that are … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Alvin – From Malaysia!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Nicole!

Have you ever met someone and you know right away they are a genuine, good person? This happened when I met my friend Kevin back in 2016. At the time, Kevin was living a full, active life and had previously received a kidney transplant from his college baseball coach in 2011. I was also living an active lifestyle … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Nicole!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Greg!

My name is Greg Bunn and on August 5, 2021, I donated my kidney altruistically to a recipient that I have never met and did not know any of their information. At the time of this writing, the recipient has not provided their information and is choosing to remain anonymous. My journey from start to finish … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Greg!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jenelle!

In 2015 my Aunt shared a Facebook story of a man in my area who had taken to making signs for his car looking for a kidney donor. He got a news feature. I thought it was a sweet story & moved on. But his story kept tugging at me and I researched the donation … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Jenelle!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Alice!

If you are considering donating your kidney, I hope my story encourages you! Before I get into my experience as an athlete donating my kidney, I think it is important to share my “why.”  I donated my left kidney to a stranger when I was a 46-year-old married mom and lawyer. While nearly everyone was supportive of my decision, plenty of people … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Alice!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Alice!

In 2008, I went to the movies with a girlfriend and saw the movie The Bucket List. In the film, Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) was terminally ill with cancer and wrote out a list of things he wanted to do before he “kicked the bucket”. A few days later I made my own list and have … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Alice!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Hayley!

My name is Hayley and I'm a 30-year-old from Wisconsin. I was a D1 swimmer at Nebraska where I held five school records for backstroke and freestyle events and relays. I graduated in 2013. Being tired of the sport I had done for the last 18 years, I opted to spend a few years bouncing … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Hayley!

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Sierra!

My name is Sierra and I had the honor of donating a kidney to a friend named Misha. She is doing really well!    Before the surgery, my activity level was great. I boxed and also ran a lot. I was very active and loved lifting weights also.    I had some fears going into surgery but I did everything I could to make sure I was calm.   My post-surgery recovery  went well. One month after surgery I was … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Sierra!

Failed Kidney Transplant Propels Donor Athlete to Dig Deeper Than 100 Miles

By Kim Constantinesco  In a year in which so much life was lost and freedom was stripped, I wanted to do something that would save a life and inject freedom. So, I donated my kidney to a stranger on December 16, 2020.   I thought it would be the “Hollywood ending” that I saw on kidney donor Facebook groups or on the news. The one in which 99% … Continue reading Failed Kidney Transplant Propels Donor Athlete to Dig Deeper Than 100 Miles

Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Hilary!

I donated my left kidney to a stranger, who’s now a friend, in December 2020 - the day after my 56th birthday. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done! I was back to completely normal in a remarkably short period of time and I’m looking forward to running my fourth marathon this fall. … Continue reading Meet Kidney Donor Athlete, Hilary!