My recipient, Denise Brown, and I are approaching the second anniversary of our kidney transplant. It has been life changing for both of us. Previously, I shared the wonderful news that Denise has just become a grandmother. It's a thrill to know that she's healthy enough to take care of her grandson.
This weekend, I had my first official speaking engagement about our kidney transplant journey. Our church's (St. Pius X Catholic Church, Conyers, Georgia) women's group invited me to speak at our Advent by Candlelight program. It was an honor to be among them and share the transplant journey.
I enjoyed connecting with several of them after the presentation. Many of them have been reluctant to register as an organ donor on their license. There were several misconceptions.
I was thankful that in addition to information from The Living Kidney Donor Network, I also had material from Donate Life Georgia.
This season, I am grateful for my own health. Many are not so lucky. Until there is a cure for kidney disease, I will continue to speak to as many groups as individuals about the critical need for more donors.
What about you? Do you belong to a group that would benefit in learning more? I would love to talk to you about booking an event. Click here for my email. I usually respond within 24 hours.
P.S. Are you registered as an organ donor? If not, click here to learn more.