Kidney Hall of Fame Profiles

Betty (Bryant) Shelton
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 27, 2010
Donated To: Anonymous (Stranger)
Recognized By: Betty Shelton
Hall of Fame Story: I listened when he spoke to my heart, that is all. Never a regret or hesitation, you just know it is something you HAVE to do. I also know whoever received my kidney had someone praying very hard for them. My life is full of joy and happiness.


Kimberly (Edgar) Hill
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 5, 2007
Donated To: Tim Edgar (Brother)
Recognized By: Kimberly Hill
Hall of Fame Story: I donated my kidney to my brother only 2 weeks ago and we are both doing great! I feel only happiness when I see him with such a new outlook on life by appreciating all around him. I am proud and honored to have been given this chance.


Dwayne (Jack)
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 19, 1999
Donated To: Rita K. Luebke (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Rita K.
Hall of Fame Story: Yes, you may notice that my sister, Donna Luebke, was just named to the Donor Hall of Fame. She gave me my first kidney, which lasted long enough for HER to diagnose the disease that caused the loss of my native kidney. I lost Donnas kidney 18 months later and remained on dialysis until I was medically cleared for another transplant. On his birthday, October 19, 1999, my friend, Jack, donated one of his kidneys to me. For this reason, I feel that he should be in the Donors Hall of Fame--for giving me another chance at a somewhat normallife.


Gerda A.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 10, 2002
Donated To: Heinrich Goldkuhle (Brother)
Recognized By: Gerda A.
Hall of Fame Story: It was hard, but Id do it again in a minute. The result is phenomenal.


Elizabeth A.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 30, 2003
Donated To: Kathie Hild (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Kathie Hild
Hall of Fame Story: Liz is the most special friend I have ever had. She stepped forward and asked to donate with a determination that all of us admired. She knew her kidney would match all along - and she was a great match in many wonderful ways. She is as special as her gift is and as humble about it as well. She will be in this hall of fame and in our hearts forever.


Joyce A.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 7, 2004
Donated To: (None)
Recognized By: Tom Falsey
Hall of Fame Story: Joyce unselfishly donated one of her kidneys anonymously at the Nebraska Medical Center. She does not know the recipient, and may never meet her. Whoever received the kidney got a precious gift from a wonderful person.


Robert A.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 11, 1985
Donated To: Patricia Hancox Ludwiczewski (Brother)
Recognized By: Patricia Hancox
Hall of Fame Story: My brother gave me the gift of life without even asking. He is a fantastic person! I will cherish him always.


Timothy A.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 16, 2003
Donated To: Timothy B. Kimbirk (Father)
Recognized By: Bridget MacMillan
Hall of Fame Story: Timmy was born with familial FSGS. He was only 11 years old when he received his new kidney. Thanks to Big Tim, Timmy is now 20 years old and he and his dad are still doing great! I would like to nominate Big Tim to the Living Donors Online Hall of Fame, for giving our son the gift of life.


Casey A.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 16, 2011
Donated To: Kristy J. Carlson (Sister)
Recognized By: Casey Carlson
Hall of Fame Story: Carlson Kidney Swap http://sites.google.com/site/carlsonkidneyswap/.


Angie A.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 26, 2013
Donated To: Bill (Brother)
Recognized By: Angie Angie
Hall of Fame Story: I wanted my brother to have a better quality of life because I loved him unconditionally. He passed away 6 mos. after the surgery due to the anti-rejection drugs ruining his immune system. I would do it all over again if needed, because it gave him hope and he was the happiest Id seen him in a long time, those last 5 mos.


Tina Alvarez
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 13, 2003
Donated To: Ethel Hanks (Sister)
Recognized By: Tina Alavarez
Hall of Fame Story: God blessed me with the most sweetest sister. I wanted to bless her back with a second chance at life.


Teddie Anderson
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 10,á2003
Donated To: Janet Grier (Unrelated/Good Samaritan)
Recognized By: Karen Menges
Hall of Fame Story: In 2003 I saw a special with a brother/sister donor/recipient. I had been wanting to donate for more than five years and didnt know it was possible. Once I saw the special, I went to UCSD donor program and spoke with Tina Kress and asked if they could use a kidney. I was the first female on the west coast to become a Good Samaritan donor. It was one of the best things Ive ever done for myself. I have a green ribbon tattooed on my wrist hoping people will ask about it so I can relate my story in hopes it will inspire others.


Kelly Anne
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 22, 2007
Donated To: Keith Wilson (Father)
Recognized By: Kelly Anne
Hall of Fame Story: I am so glad my dad let me do it!


Joyce Anne
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 16, 2013
Donated To: Joanna (Sister)
Recognized By: Joanna Joanna
Hall of Fame Story: Im so thankful for my younger sister that she had given me 1 of her kidney. I feel so lucky & so blessed to have a sister like her.Best gift that no money can buy.


Kayla Asher
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 20, 2008
Donated To: Julie Mitchell (Non-blood cousin)
Recognized By: Theresa Kirk
Hall of Fame Story: Kayla gave the gift of life without care to her own health. I am very proud to have her as a daughter and friend. Kayla, you are my hero.


Debi Ashley-Shaw
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 1, 2003
Donated To: Edwin (Ray) Finlay (Friend)
Recognized By: Clifford Shaw
Hall of Fame Story: I would like to enter my wife into the Living Donor Hall of Fame. Knowing how precious life is, (she is the grandmother of seven,) when she heard of a friend needing a kidney, she went to be tested without thinking twice. It was a good match, the rest is history, a life saved, a friendship between two people.


Lynn Bakiares
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 9, 2014
Donated To: Jeffrey Bakiares (Husband)
Recognized By: Jeffrey Bakiares
Hall of Fame Story: To the love of my life, and the best trade I ever made, my lovely wife Lynn. á


Barb
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 25, 2005
Donated To: Terry (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Marie-Anne Marie-Anne
Hall of Fame Story: After Terrys related donor hopes were turned down for donation, Barb stepped in. Her generosity is an inspiration, and her gift is one to our whole family.


Barbara
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 11, 2006
Donated To: Melissa (Daughter)
Recognized By: Melissa Melissa
Hall of Fame Story: My mother gave me a third chance at life when she donated a kidney to me. My first one, from my dad, lasted 9 years. My first kidney was chronic rejection for 2 years, during this time, my mother vowed to lose weight in order to donate to me. When the time came, she had lost an amazing 110 lbs! My parents are my heroes.


Dolores Barquera
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 24, 2003
Donated To: Brenda Franco (Mother)
Recognized By: Brenda Franco
Hall of Fame Story: Thanks, Mom, for giving life to me again!


Linda Bartalot
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 15, 2002
Donated To: Nona Howard (Mother)
Recognized By: Linda Bartalot
Hall of Fame Story: Thanks


Patti Bartlett
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 26, 2009
Donated To: Mark Manwar (Brother)
Recognized By: Geoff Bartlett
Hall of Fame Story: My wife Patti donated her kidney to her brother Mark in 2009 - she was aged 55 and Mark aged 45. The operation was at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and both are doing really well with the match being a 6 out of 6. This is the title of the book Patti wrote which details the pre and post op experiences of them both.


Mary Beth
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 20, 2013
Donated To: Donald Mark Lindsay (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Christy Branch
Hall of Fame Story: My daughter donated her left kidney to a complete stranger three states away in memory of her twin brother who passed away from cancer. One of the most generous people I know.


Jenny Bokeno
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 23, 2007
Donated To: Darin Bokeno (Brother)
Recognized By: Darin Bokeno
Hall of Fame Story: With unselfish love Jenny stepped forward and became a living donor for Darin , her younger brother. Thank God for her!!! She is the best sister a brother could have.


Doug Boston
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 28, 2005
Donated To: Ernest Prado (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Ernest A.
Hall of Fame Story: This is a testimony of the act of kindness that Doug Boston bestowed upon me during my darkest days. fluids. It was very difficult to go anywhere or do anything. I became very depressed.áDoug approached my wife in December 2004 about what the next step for me would be. She explained that I would be evaluated and then placed onto the national transplant list and have to wait as long as 4-6 years for my next transplant. Doug asked, What about me¥? She explained the good and the bad about living non-related donation, the testing, the procedure, the dangers and the pain, and suggested that he rethink what he would have to endure. On February 2005, Doug again approached my wife and insisted that when it was time he wanted to be tested to see if he was a match, and if he was a match he wanted to donate.áIn June 2005 Doug was tested and a month later he found out that he was a match. Doug was then completely examined, poked and probed to ensure he was a suitable healthy candidate. On December 28, 2005 Doug gave me his left Kidney.When I asked Doug what prompted him to jump through so many hoops to give me one of his kidneys he said, Because it was the right thing to do¥.áGod makes few purer, braver, kinder , or more generous? They walk in the Light. May we all find the way. My name is Ernest Prado. I was lucky enough to receive a successful cadaver Kidney Transplant 20 years ago that allowed me a much fuller life. I was then not tied to a Dialysis machine for four hours at a time, three times a week. I could travel whenever and wherever I wanted or needed to be. No longer was I restricted in my diet and I could, thank goodness, drink fluids freely. Life was good. Unfortunately, my Transplanted Kidney, which Id had for nineteen years, developed Cancer that was diagnosed on September 2004. It had to be removed before it spread to me. Doug volunteered to donate two units of his blood needed for the surgery. I was at that time too sick to give any of my own blood for the surgery to remove the Cancerous Transplanted Kidney. I then went back on Dialysis three times a week. I was severely restricted in my diet and fluids. I had to live each day very carefully and basically lived from treatment to treatment as the Machine cleansed my blood of toxins and excess


Stacie Brane
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 12, 2010
Donated To: Kristie Goade (Sister)
Recognized By: Kristie Goade
Hall of Fame Story: My sister gave me the gift of life, she gave me the chance to watch my son to continue to grow and fulfill his dreams, she is a very giving person. We always knew I was going to have a transplant and that Stacie had always said all her life that she would give me a kidney. She was 100% match!! I had a kidney disease since the age of 4, over the years I declined. May of 2010 we did all the testing and August I was receiving a new life!! I am so blessed.


Evan Brooks
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 8, 2008
Donated To: Jim Brooks (Brother)
Recognized By: Jen Wade
Hall of Fame Story: Giving your brother the gift of life is a beautiful thing. Both Evan and Jim are doing very well.


Marcus Brooks
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 2011
Donated To: Marie Johns (Mother)
Recognized By: Marie Johns
Hall of Fame Story: I want to Thank God first, for being my strength when I feel wake. I have to Thank my baby marcus who was 26yrs old, when he saved his mother life. I told my baby a thousand times, there is no way, I will allow him to risk his life to save my mine. So I thought I made myself clear on that. One day, my baby came to my house and he handed me this large brown envelope, I opened it, I was paper work, that showed how my baby had went behind my back and took so much time off work just to get tested. When I got to the very last page, it was a paper saying that he is a perfect match and to make me panic even more, he already had schedule the surgery, which was 3 DAYS AWAY (crying). I was going to tell him, I appreciate what he has done for me, but I cant allow him to do that,but when I looked up and seen my baby face,he said momma I still need you, I gave my baby a big hug and I told him, im so very happy Thank you, even though guilt was eaten me up. We had the surgery everything went perfect.


Randy Browder
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 10, 2014
Donated To: Ronnie Scott (Friend)
Recognized By: Angie Scott
Hall of Fame Story: Iáthank my God upon every remembrance of you ~ Phillipians 1:3 God has performed his miracle in our lives. Thank you to our HERO Randy and Ronnies brother from another motherfor your kidney donation. May God Bless You Always.


Maurice Bryant
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 9,á2013
Donated To: Alvin Bryant (Father)
Recognized By: Mary Bryant
Hall of Fame Story: My husband underwent a kidney transplant on July 9, 2013. The donor was a special 25-year-young married father of a 1 year old little girl. This young man is an outstanding young man who gives himself unselfishly all the time. In these days and time when most of the young men that are being talked about on TV are for crime and death. This hard working young man found a way to do something so great as to give life. I wanted to share this with the world so I am writing to you to tell his story. This young man was not even suppose to be here. His Mom had an tubal ligation but still managed to have him years later. His dad lost a twin, a mother and two brothers at an early age andáthis young man was determined not to lose his dad. My husband worked 23 years at one job and was laid off and lost all his insurance. A few months later he had to start dialysis. Now this young man 25 years later haságiven back to his Mom and Dad by giving his dad one of his kidneys. He said the was no question if he should.


Malkah Buchweitz
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 28, 2006
Donated To: Avraham Buchweitz (Brother)
Recognized By: Malkah Buchweitz
Hall of Fame Story: On September 28, Malkah donated her right kidney, lovingly named Sidney, to her older brother, Avi. Avi unfortunately suffers from MPGN Type III, an exceedingly rare kidney disease which caused him to lose function earlier in 2006. So far so good, so its never an easy mind that we go to bed with. However, he feels good, has energy, color, enthusiasm, and renewed spirit. To Malkah, that is the greatest gift.


Charlotte Buckley
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 7, 2005
Donated To: Debbie Russell (Friend)
Recognized By: Jeni Russell
Hall of Fame Story: Charlotte barely new my mom, Debbie, when she offered to give her a kidney. Charlotte gave my mom a second life. I could never thank her enough.


Jaime Burhite
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 4, 2007
Donated To: Jason Burhite (Brother)
Recognized By: Jaime Burhite
Hall of Fame Story: I donated to my only sibling when I was 23 years old. It was a wonderful experience and I share it with all that will listen. Ive been able to help him get back to a normal life and couldnt be happier with my decision. We are both happy and healthy and in March of 2008 I became a mom and gave him another great gift, a neice and goddaughter. I watch them play and each time cry because if I hadnt come on here and learned of the true value of my gift, he may not be around. I love my brother and we celebrate a healthy life each and every day!


Linda Busby
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 24, 2006
Donated To: Carl Miller (Brother)
Recognized By: Linda Busby
Hall of Fame Story: I am helping my brother live a better life.


Thomas Busch
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 10, 2001
Donated To: Dawn Meschi (Ex-boyfriend)
Recognized By: Dawn Meschi
Hall of Fame Story: There are no words, your selfless act will never be forgotten. Your extreme, generous gift of life has allowed me to live again. We now share something that will keep us forever united (your kidney).


John C.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 1999
Donated To: Marwan Saah (Brother-in-law)
Recognized By: John Fama
Hall of Fame Story: For all the right reasons.


Natalie Cardoza
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 21, 1994
Donated To: Nancy Giusti (Sister)
Recognized By: Natalie Cardoza
Hall of Fame Story: To my sister, Nancy. Given with love.


Vicki Carmody
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 19, 2012
Donated To: Christopher Carmody (Husband)
Recognized By: Christopher Carmody
Hall of Fame Story: My wife saved my life! My wife, Vickie and I started dating in July of 2007. I was diagnosed with kidney disease in August of 2008, due mostly from chemical exposure at my job of 22 years. We married on January 24, 2009 and I received fistula surgery in April 2009. I began in-center dialysis treatments in Sept. of the same year. A few months into treatments, the center offered us the chance to train for home hemodialysis. We jumped at the chance and Vickie was my nurse. We did home hemo for 2 3/4 years during which time, we went to St. Barnabas hospital to attempt to get on the transplant list. The wait for kidney transplants in NJ are approximately 7-10 years with over 3500 waiting. Vickie asked me one day if she could get tested to see if she was a candidate as living donor (we already knew that we were the same blood type). We got tested and PASSED!! We went in for the transplant on June 19th 2012 and everything went perfectly! We are both healthy, happy and very much in love!


Jean Carolyn
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 19, 2001
Donated To: Steven Belk (Husband)
Recognized By: Steven Belk
Hall of Fame Story: My lovely wife donated her kidney to me in Nov 2001. Unfortunately she was really sick afterwards and in terrible pain for several weeks. She continued to be in pain for many months and it was discovered that she had a trapped nerve which had been sewn up during the surgery. It was decided it would be best to leave it and it would outgrow itself, which it did in about three months. She had to attend the hospital every day for weeks to have pain killing injections, and was off work for 5 months. To top this off I became ill with multiple infections and after 3 weeks the kidney died as result of all the drugs they had to give me to save my life. My wife says she does not regret it and that it was still worth the try. I am on the national waiting list and hope for a kidney soon.


Cheryl Carroll
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 10, 1996
Donated To: Marlene Cook (Sister)
Recognized By: Marlene Cook
Hall of Fame Story: For my sisters selfless act to keep me alive, and even though I have another new kidney, I will always cherish you every day, because I couldnt have made it this far. I love you, Sister, and will never forget. Marly


Tricia Carter
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 16, 2011
Donated To: Elaine Carter (Sister)
Recognized By: Elaine Carter
Hall of Fame Story: What a brave unselfish act! Tricia gave her kidney to me 3 months ago giving me the best change of a successful transplant and better life off haemodialysis.Words cannot express my thanks and love xxxx.


Diana Castillo
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 31, 2016
Donated To: German Alech (Friend)
Recognized By: Olga Alech
Hall of Fame Story: Officer Diana Castillo, there will never be enough words to thank you for your selfless act. Our family thanks you and honors you for your priceless gift of love. There is no bigger HERO than a living donor!!!á


Dawn Chandler
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 28, 2003
Donated To: Kenneth W. Thayer (Brother)
Recognized By: Dawn Chandler
Hall of Fame Story: I am proud to have been a small part in my brothers renewed health.


Theodore Charles
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 30, 1967
Donated To: Denice Zelma Lombard (Daughter)
Recognized By: Denice Lombard
Hall of Fame Story: My father and I are celebrating 40 years of my kidney transplant. I was 13 at the time, he was almost 39. Today I am 53 and he is almost 79. I have now had his kidney longer than he did! And I have been healthy all these years and lived a full and rich life. I honor my father for this wonderful and unique gift!


Patricia Childers
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 12, 2010
Donated To: David Elrod (Brother-in-law)
Recognized By: Candace Bingham
Hall of Fame Story: Patricia is my mother and she takes no praise for what she has done. She said she was only doing Gods will.


Clay
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 26, 2003
Donated To: Non-directed (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Clay Clay
Hall of Fame Story: Someday I would like to meet the woman I as able to help and hope the feeling is mutual. All I know is she did well in surgery and continues to do so. Keep well my unknown friend.


Jason Clipston
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 29, 2004
Donated To: Joe Clipston (Brother)
Recognized By: Amy Clipston
Hall of Fame Story: My husband received the greatest gift of all when his younger brother, Jason, gave him a kidney on March 29, 2004. Joe suffered for a year on dialysis, yet he never once complained. While we waited for the transplant, his health continued to deteriorate. Once he received that kidney, his life was renewed. He now is back being the active, loving, wonderful man and father that he was before he became ill. We can never thank Jason enough for giving Joe his life back. Thanks for that gift, Joe and I are expecting our second child, who is due on the anniversary of the transplant. Jason will always be our hero!


Katherine Coe
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 8, 2001
Donated To: Daniel Siewert (Friend)
Recognized By: Bruce Coe
Hall of Fame Story: My wife Katherines best friend, Suzi, was unable to donate to her beloved brother, Daniel. When Katherine found out, she did not hesitate to become tested. Although there were many uphill climbs to be had, she was determined to save this mans life, or to at least improve the quality of it. One year later, Daniel is doing great, and my wife has gone on to help other living donors through a support system online. She just recently went to stand by her new friend, Michelle, on August 15, 2002. That surgery was also successful. I am very proud to call her my wife. Bruce


Colleen Colon
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 16, 2003
Donated To: Tyler Kimbirk (Aunt)
Recognized By: Bridget MacMillan
Hall of Fame Story: My sister Colleen donated one of her kidneys to my son Tyler, who was born with familial FSGS. He was only 8 years old at the time. Thanks to Colleen, Tyler is now 17 years old and is doing very well. Colleen continues to be in good health also. If it werent for her, I wouldnt have been able to watch my son grow up. Colleen deserves a special place in the Living Donors Online Hall of Fame!


Margy Conley
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 19, 1990
Donated To: Ray Sweeney (Brother)
Recognized By: Joan Sweeney
Hall of Fame Story: To our sister Margy who has given our family the greatest gift - a healthy husband and father to our wonderful girls. We love you always for giving of yourself.


Julian Cook
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 20, 2012
Donated To: Mary Thompkins (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Nikki Fyke
Hall of Fame Story: I found out, ironically, that Julian was planning on donating a kidney to a total stranger the same day that my mom told me she had kidney cancer. I met Marys (recipient) family in the waiting room during the surgery. Everyone is doing well and Julian got adoptedby the nicest family. What a great thing hes done. Thats why I love him. And my mom is cancer-free!


Julie Coronel
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 7, 2010
Donated To: Ruben Coronel (Husband)
Recognized By: Ruben Coronel
Hall of Fame Story: love u with all of my heart and soul thank u for your gift of life


Terri Craft
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 14, 2002
Donated To: Gary Glathar (Stepfather)
Recognized By: Judy and
Hall of Fame Story: Since the very moment Gary needed a kidney transplant, his stepdaughter, Terri, was ready, willing and fortunately a compatible enough match to give him one of hers. Theyd known each other for only six years, but it was as if they were biological father and daughter. As her mother, Terri has made me very proud of her over the years, and this was the ultimate gift she couldve given and she did so without hesitation, even though shes a full-time mother, wife and student, along with re-joining the military after previously serving eight years active duty. She is truly our hero in every sense of the word. Thank you, Terri! Love, Mom and Dad


Rose Crawford
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 30, 2005
Donated To: John Noonan (Brother)
Recognized By: Rose Crawford
Hall of Fame Story: Out of 10 siblings in our family, there was only one who could even be tested to be a donor... we were a perfect match. Being a living donor is the biggest choice Ive ever made and probably one of the best choices Ive ever made.


Jennifer Currao
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 16, 2004
Donated To: Debbie Astorr Weir (Friend)
Recognized By: Debbie Astorr
Hall of Fame Story: I will never be able to tell you all of the feelings that I have for you, but I want you to know how grateful I am for the chance you have given me to continue living a normal and productive life. I will treasure this gift, thank you!


Amber D.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 17, 2004
Donated To: Frederick A. Valenti (Brother)
Recognized By: Frederick A.
Hall of Fame Story: Plain and simple, my sister gave me the gift of life.


James D.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 22, 1992
Donated To: Susan K. Starcher (áSister)
Recognized By: Susan Starcher
Hall of Fame Story: 23 years ago this week (April 22,1992), also Earth Day, my brother James gave me one of his kidneys. He was a perfect match, the type of match we all would like to receive. Im grateful for him and my life every moment of every day. My love and thanks will never seem like enough for what he did for me. Love him with all my heart.


Liz Dailey
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 21, 2012
Donated To: Joe Broin (Brother)
Recognized By: Liz Dailey
Hall of Fame Story: I donated one of my kidneys to my brother. It has been an experience that I will never forget. To be able to give someone that you love a second chance at living a healthy, happy life is an amazing feeling.


Dan
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 4, 1997
Donated To: Melissa (Daughter)
Recognized By: Melissa Melissa
Hall of Fame Story: I was diagnosed with ESRD at the age of 15. My father quickly decided he would donate a kidney to me. I had that wonderful gift for 9 years and will always be grateful.


Daniel
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 8, 2000
Donated To: Cheryl (Wife)
Recognized By: Cheryl Cheryl
Hall of Fame Story: Daniel is my husband and soul mate. His donation of the Gift of Life to me is the most meaningful gift he has given to me.


Ayushi Datta
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 15, 2013
Donated To: Anuradha Datta (Mother)
Recognized By: Ayushi Datta
Hall of Fame Story: I have recently donated my kidney to my mother on April 15th, 2013... Its an old news now, but the story and experience never changes my passion for encouraging others for organ donation. So I use every opportunity I can to talk about my/our journey of donation, in hopes that maybe (just maybe) someone will consider being a donor, whether it be organs or blood, living or cadaver. Im not talking anyone into donating. It is a very personal issue, and people should make it based upon the facts of their life. But I can say it, with no doubt, that its the best feeling in the world and I bet there cant be a superior feeling of satisfaction and pride than to discovering the power within you to give a new life to someone, by donating a part of you. And seeing that heartily smile on my mothers face who is fit and healthy now is like cherry on top.á


Joshua Davies
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 8, 2014
Donated To: Anonymous (á)
Recognized By: Dawn Davies
Hall of Fame Story: Such a proud mum of my son Joshua selfless and caring boy Im proud 2 call him my son luv u my boy xxxxx.


Laura Davis
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 4,á2013
Donated To: Jenny DeLorenzo (Co-worker)
Recognized By: Jenny DeLorenzo
Hall of Fame Story: Giving is from the heart, but I got a kidney! Never in a million years would I have expected to get a perfect one from such a giving person. Even with a husband and 3 children, she felt the need to give me part of her. For that I am very grateful! And for being able to know where my life saving hero is from and that she is a wonderful person. Thanks Laura for the gift of life. I am very blessed.


Barbara Day
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 9, 1997
Donated To: Dwight Day (Husband)
Recognized By: Barbara Day
Hall of Fame Story: I gave my husband my kidney because I didnt want him on a waiting list and having to go through dialysis for who only knows how long, I made the decision the day the doctors told me he was a perfect candidate for a transplant. Before my husband could say no I couldnt do it I told him there was not going to be anyone tested before they tested me and I didnt do it for any kind of medal or special recognition on my part, I done it because he means the world to me. No one in his family could do it because of health matters and the doctor would even consider using them when they found out what all was wrong with them. After the transplant the surgeon said my husband could not have been given a better kidney unless he had been born with it. That was my Christmas wish the year in 96 and it came true three days before Christmas! So dont anyone ever try to tell me that God doesnt listen when you talk to him and ask of Him for something for someone else.


Roelof De Haan
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 17, 2008
Donated To: C. De Haan (Father)
Recognized By: Roelof De Haan
Hall of Fame Story: Roelof de Haan of Nelson NZ donated a kidney to his daughter in December 2008. Lasted nearly 8 years.


Mary DeLeeuw
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 8, 2002
Donated To: Maxine Nass (Friend)
Recognized By: Mary DeLeeuw
Hall of Fame Story: What an honor to be able to give the gift of life to a friend.


Michelle Desler
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 2, 2002
Donated To: Aaron Schurman (Brother)
Recognized By: Tom Falsey
Hall of Fame Story: Michelle donated a kidney to her brother, Aaron, while allowing him to reverse his healths downward spiral. She brought two children into this world and allowed a third the enjoyment of a healthy life through her generous gift.


Juanita DeVeaux
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 4, 1991
Donated To: Leslee DeVeaux (Daughter)
Recognized By: Leslee DeVeaux
Hall of Fame Story: To my Mom, my donor, youve given me a precious gift, the gift of life and the gift of love. Thank you for being my teacher, thank you for being my friend most of all, thank you for being my mom, Love always & forever your other half.


Patricia DiClemente
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 14, 2003
Donated To: Anonymous (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Fr. Pat
Hall of Fame Story: Her great love and great Faith moved her to donate life to a stranger in need.


Bruce Dobben
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 27, 2003
Donated To: Michael Loutz (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Bruce Dobben
Hall of Fame Story: I am honored to have given this gift to my friend, Michael. This donation has given him a new life and has changed mine forever. My father always told me this great quote, I once complained because I had no shoes and then I met a man with no feet.Not until I had this opportunity did I truly understand the real meaning.


Donna
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 30, 2003
Donated To: Donald (Dad)
Recognized By: Donna Donna
Hall of Fame Story: The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.I love you very much, dad...enjoy your new freedom!


Bruce Doty
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 12, 2005
Donated To: Tracey Doty De (Daughter)
Recognized By: Tracey Doty
Hall of Fame Story: Some only have a 1 time chance to live life, but for me I have 2 & its all because my Dad was my Living Donor. My Birthday is Oct. 13 1982 & Transplant Oct. 12 2005. so not only a second chance to have a life but also celebrate my Birthday ! No Words can ever express how thankful I am to God & my Dad!


Barbara Douglass
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 6, 2006
Donated To: Lyn Daugherty (Sister)
Recognized By: Barbara Douglass
Hall of Fame Story: I donated a kidney to my younger sister because I have watched her struggle with health issues for the past 30 years. Her courage and sweet disposition in all her challenges have been an inspiration to me.


Shelly Dowdle
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 17, 1997
Donated To: Bryan Dowdle (Son)
Recognized By: Shelly Dowdle
Hall of Fame Story: Donating to my son has been one of the most wonderful experiences in my life. I want to help other parents who have young children who need a transplant, especially those with questions about living donation.


Andrew Drukker
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 10, 1987
Donated To: Sue Pfister (Sister)
Recognized By: Sue Pfister
Hall of Fame Story: My brother and I celebrated our 20th this year. He is my hero!


Cathy Duke
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 4, 2009
Donated To: David (Brother in law)
Recognized By: Paul Kaye
Hall of Fame Story: Cathy gave the gift of her kidney to her dear David on the day before her 59th birthday.


Dustin
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 7, 2009
Donated To: Donny (Third Cousin)
Recognized By: áMichelle áMichelle
Hall of Fame Story: I can never thank Dustin enough for giving Donny the gift of life. He will always be my hero.


Ann E.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 10, 2011
Donated To: James Blank (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Ann E.
Hall of Fame Story: I am pleased to have been the donor to a wonderful friend who has so much to give this world!


Ronald E.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 23, 1993
Donated To: Barbara J. Harper (Wife)
Recognized By: Barbara Harper
Hall of Fame Story: Married in 1989 and spouse, Ronald E. Harper, donated a kidney to Barbara Harper on 3/23/1993. Kidney survived 18 years. Dr. said chances were one in a millionthat the transplant would work. Looks like we really beat the odds.


Edwin E.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 9, 2008
Donated To: Edwin E. Rodriguez, Jr. (Son)
Recognized By: Carmen Rodriguez
Hall of Fame Story: Thanks.


Margaret Earnest
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 4, 2004
Donated To: Bill (Husband)
Recognized By: Bill Heckle
Hall of Fame Story: My loving wife gave me the greatest gift of all.


Michael Eckman
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 9, 2012
Donated To: Mark Eckman (Brother)
Recognized By: Michael Eckman
Hall of Fame Story: It is what family does. Im just thankful it could be me.


Emalene Englestad
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 9, 2004
Donated To: Jing Danielson (Sister-in-law)
Recognized By: Jing Danielson
Hall of Fame Story: Gave up a kidney for me. A real proof of love!


Rabbi Ephraim
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 13, 2009
Donated To: (Stranger)
Recognized By: Chaya Lipschutz
Hall of Fame Story: Rabbi Simon is a father of 9, youngest child only 2 years old, from Chabad of Teaneck, NJ who donated a kidney to a total stranger - a father of 10 from Brooklyn, NY. I had made his kidney match.áHe is an amazing person. He saw a posting I had for someone who needed a kidney. He ended up being a back-up for this person. And when he saw other postings, he had said, what about me? He wanted to save the world!áAlso he kept thanking me even before he donated a kidney - for making the match. He is donating a kidney and he is thanking me! Awesome! He is a very special person and is already inspiring others to donate a kidney!


Brad Erhardt
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 6, 2008
Donated To: Jeff Carlson (Unrelated coworker)
Recognized By: Brad Ehrhardt
Hall of Fame Story: We can all donate the gift of life!


Peggy Espinoza
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 6, 2005
Donated To: Gloria Espinoza (Sister)
Recognized By: Gloria Espinoza
Hall of Fame Story: To my baby sister Peggy; thank you to the depths of infinity and beyond the universe! I love you so much and I only pray your gift will live as long as Gods will. Your sister forever grateful, Gloria Espinoza.á


Tony Fagan
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 8, 1992
Donated To: Shannen Fagan (Sister)
Recognized By: Shannen Fagan
Hall of Fame Story: We were like any other brother and sister growing up, always fighting and saying we hate each other. But when they said I needed a kidney transplant, Tony never hesitated to step up to the plate. He gave me ten more wonderful years of life to enjoy my son and my family.


Tom Falsey
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: 2003
Donated To: Jordan Shaw (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Michelle Desler
Hall of Fame Story: When Tom found out he couldnt be a kidney donor to his nephew, he knew he still wanted to give his kidney to someone in need. He then started the Anonymous Donor Program at UNMC and was the first anonymous donor. He and the recipient (and the families) got to meet 6 months later, and it was wonderful to see how Tom changed the life of a 16 year old. His sister-in-law and niece previously donated kidneys, and now his brother is continuing the tradition! Way to go Tom!


Laurie Fosburg
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 20, 2007
Donated To: Sharon Ducette (Sister-in-law)
Recognized By: Sharon Ducette
Hall of Fame Story: To Laurie, who donated without hesitation or regret. Thank you for giving me back my life. Your unselfish act offered me the ultimate gift of love, the gift of hope, and the gift of life. I love you with all my heart for we are eternally bonded... as one. You are my hero and always will be.


James Franks
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 17, 2013
Donated To: Melinda Cagle Sanders (Old School Friends)
Recognized By: Melinda Sanders
Hall of Fame Story: Received a wonderful blessing,by a friend I had not heard from in over 21 years,he was talking to our mutual school friend on the social media,Facebook asking about me and how I had been,she continued to tell him I was sick but didnt tell what I was sick from,then he sent a friends request to me on FB.I was very surprised to hear from him like I said it had been 21 yrs since last spoken or seen him.We spoke for a while catching up,then he says he heard I was very sick,and I replied, yes,I am and told him what it was that I had kidney failure for past 5 years,and been on Dialysis for 4 1/2 years,and donor list at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville Tn for 4 years.he asked what blood type I was I told him and amazingly I was the same blood type he then continued to say if I would mind if he was tested to see if we matched for transplant.(I nearly fell out of my chair!)I was so amazed and shocked at the same time.Really?But we havent talked in years why would you want to do this? I asked him,and he said,yes I would.


Suzanne Frye
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 27, 2012
Donated To: Barb Frye (Mother)
Recognized By: Barb Frye
Hall of Fame Story: My wonderful, brave oldest child gave me her kidney and a new lease on life.


Raymond Fuhrman
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 13, 2003
Donated To: Dina Roll (Second cousin)
Recognized By: Dina Roll
Hall of Fame Story: After waiting over a year for a kidney, with several friends being tested and rejected, I felt like Id never get a kidney. Then my cousin found out and immediately said hed be happy to be tested. Less than a month later, we had the surgery and are both recovering well! He is my hero.


Luis G.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 17, 2012
Donated To: Ruben A. Rivera (Brother)
Recognized By: Luis Rivera
Hall of Fame Story: I luis rivera a donor of a kidney would like to ask anyone who is reading this please gift some a chance to live like i did for my brother ruben rivera in san diego ca. The process is sometimes long but it is worth while saving someone live.


Lynda Gammons
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 20, 2005
Donated To: Ian Gammons (Husband)
Recognized By: Lynda Lynda
Hall of Fame Story: I woke up after the transplant, felt great, and then realised how sick I was before!


Teri Garber
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 9, 2009
Donated To: (Employee of recipient)
Recognized By: Teri Garber
Hall of Fame Story: I gave the Gift of Life to my boss of 20 years on January 9, 2009 and it was one of the best things I have ever done in my life.


Vickie Garrett
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 14, 2012
Donated To: Teresa Dixon (Friend)
Recognized By: Teresa Dixon
Hall of Fame Story: My forever Angel on Earth - Because of my precious friends gift I live.


Amanda Gedraitis
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 15, 2005
Donated To: Unknown (Anonymous unrelated donation)
Recognized By: David Gedraitis
Hall of Fame Story: I am very lucky to have a sister like you. You have always been there for me, and Im always here for you. You have inspired me to donate my kidney and to pursue my dreams of helping people.


Lisa Georges
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 24, 2002
Donated To: Dan Georges (Spouse)
Recognized By: Dan Georges
Hall of Fame Story: Your gift has given me a new outlook on life, our family, and our marriage. I thank God every day for you and our children, David and Alexandra. My life is not complete without you. And now that youre truly a part of me, physically, I know I cannot be complete without you. I love you, Dan


Carla Giampaglia
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 26, 2008
Donated To: áMatthew Greenblatt (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Dary Rogers
Hall of Fame Story: Dear Carla, you will never know what you mean to our family and we are eternally grateful. You are part of our family for the rest of your life! Much Love, Dary


Gina
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 7, 2003
Donated To: Nick (Brother-in-law)
Recognized By: Gina Gina
Hall of Fame Story: The gift of life is a wonderful experience. Congratulations, Nick, on your second chance of life. May we all be blessed with happiness and health.


Patty-Lynn Gouthro
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 4, 2006
Donated To: (Sister)
Recognized By: Amanda Gouthro
Hall of Fame Story: An amazing woman.


Grace
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 17, 1986
Donated To: Debbie (Daughter)
Recognized By: Debbie Debbie
Hall of Fame Story: My mom not only gave me life once, she gave it to me twice. When she donated her kidney to me, I was only 17 years old. By her giving me her kidney at that time, I was able to graduate high school with friends and enter college.


Justine Graham
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 20, 2007
Donated To: Kevin Fazakarley (Dad)
Recognized By: Rose Fazakarley
Hall of Fame Story: I would like to enter my Step-daughter Justine Graham into the Living Donor Hall of Fame. After a career in the army, and for 10 of those years watching her Dad on haemodialysis, she immediately set the wheels in motion to give her Dad a kidney. She had tried once before but her Dad wasnt ready, however now she wasnt going to take no for an answer! Ironically after 10yrs on the transplant list and with just a few weeks to donation day, her Dad was offered a cadaveric kidney. They decided to continue with the live donation and give someone else the chance of a normal life with the cadaveric kidney. Justines donation went ahead on 20th November 2007 at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham , UK. As father and daughter they were always close, but this has made the bond between them even closer. Despite living 230 miles apart they are in contact each day and we visit as often as we can. Every year we celebrate transplantation day. She has given her Dad a new lease of life and we live that life to the fullest. We think about Justines kind deed everyday and we know she takes great pleasure from seeing her Dad living a normal life again. Justine we cant thank you enough and we both love you loads xxx.


Erick Gray
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 22, 2005
Donated To: Willie Gray (Father)
Recognized By: Erick Gray
Hall of Fame Story: My father suffered from diabetes at an early age. He was on the kidney list for a long time, but never got the chance to get one. His health wasnt any better. When I found out that we had the same blood type, thats when I decided to give him one of my kidneys. God has blessed me to be able and willing to give my father a kidney. At first I was scared, but I put it in Gods hands, and everything was great. After the surgery my life changed. I lost the good job that I had. And I have a lot of bills that need to be paid.


Michael Green
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 6, 2012
Donated To: Trudy Thompson-Larkins (Friend)
Recognized By: Michael Green
Hall of Fame Story: Trudy was suffering from FSG and had become eligible to be placed on the donor list. She then sent out an email to her friends and family members asking us would we mind getting tested for her. So I said why not, I never told her what I was doing. Her blood type was O positive so she needed an extact blood type match. I didnt think I was O positive but when I got my results I then found out we were a match. I called her up with the good news and told her that her search was over and all she had to do was select the surgery date. We selected Good Friday April 6, 2012 as the day and it was a Good Friday. We had a successful surgery and almost 6 months later we both are doing fine and living healthy lives.


Marva Gresham
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: 2004
Donated To: Dante Germanata (Unrelated)
Recognized By: John Hodges
Hall of Fame Story: Marva, your experience, so different from mine in many critically important details, despite being superficially similar, gave me unexpected direct experience of the reality of risk. You have endured so much, so undeservedly. Your courage and perseverance continue to amaze me.


Sara Guzman
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 27, 2010
Donated To: Julian Guzman (Spouse)
Recognized By: Sara Guzman
Hall of Fame Story: I gave the Gift of Lifeto my husband, Julian, on July 27th, 2010.


Melanie Hall
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 3, 2007
Donated To: Joan M. Hall (Daughter)
Recognized By: Melanie Hall
Hall of Fame Story: You are my Sunshine!


Amanda Hall
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 26, 2017
Donated To: Lonnie Brown (The recipient is the donor's father.)
Recognized By: Amanda Hall
Hall of Fame Story: I was so thrilled to have the chance to give my 73 year old father life again! This process is such a miraculous event.


Rob Halverson
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 9, 2005
Donated To: Greg Desroches (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Rosalind Shaw
Hall of Fame Story: Ten years ago today, on May 9, 2005, my husband Rob made a non-directed kidney donation. A year earlier, his son Elliot had received a kidney from a friend. Rob has a different blood type, so couldnÆt donate to his sonùbut he wanted to help someone else. The news brought daily reports of lives being taken: the 2004 Beslan school siege in Russia made a big impact on Rob. He wanted to give life instead. He went to his sonÆs former dialysis center and told the people who ran it that he wanted to donate to one of their patients. They sent him away. But he was persistent. He found a hospitalùRhode Island Hospitalùthat was willing to work with non-directed donors. After months of testing and interviews, he went through the surgery. The next day, he was told that the recipient, Greg, would like to meet him. That meeting meant a lot to Rob. IÆve never known anyone as caring and courageous as my husbandùnot just in his kidney donation, but in his actions and words every day.


Maria Hannah
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 3,á2006
Donated To: Marimel Lamsin (Best friend)
Recognized By: Marimel Lamsin
Hall of Fame Story: Hannah is a gift from heaven to us. When the first day we knew that I need to undergo kidney transplant, she didnt think twice and offered her kidney. The best gift I ever received...the gift of life....


David Harper
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 8, 2003
Donated To: Angela Rushford (Stranger)
Recognized By: Tony Rushford
Hall of Fame Story: My wife placed a classified ad in a local paper and David answered the ad giving my daughter, Angela who is five, one of his kidneys. The following is one reporters view of the situation.A Want Ad Like No OtherRockfordJoe HamiltonTwo months ago, 23 News brought you the story of a Rockford mothers desperate plea to find a donor kidney for her four-year-old daughter. She finally found a donor after placing a want ad in a local paper, and on Friday her miracle will come true. Her daughter will receive a long awaited transplant from a stranger.David Harper may have been a stranger when he answered the Rushfords call for help two months ago, but now he is a special part of their family. This Friday, their four-year-old daughter Angela will get a new chance at life, from a man who hardly knows her.Four-year-old Angela Rushford doesnt have much energy as a degenerative kidney condition takes a hold of her life. David says she has her whole life ahead of her and he wants to make sure she is able to enjoy it.David Harper doesnt believe he is courageous for wanting to donate his kidney to someone he barely knows. For him, its just something he believes he has to do. And thankfully the Rushfords say there are people whose hearts are big as Davids. The Rushfords never thought anyone would answer their plea for help when they placed an ad in a local paper. But by placing this ad their lives have changed forever.Patrick McGuire


Christine Hayes
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 18, 1999
Donated To: Naomi Pollard (Friend)
Recognized By: Christine Christine
Hall of Fame Story: Almost to our 16th anniversary!! á


Tina Hayman
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 12, 2003
Donated To: (Father)
Recognized By: Tina Hayman
Hall of Fame Story: I was honored to give my dad back the gift of life he gave me when I was born.


Kelvin Hockstock
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 8, 2006
Donated To: Brenda Hockstock (Wife)
Recognized By: Brenda Hockstock
Hall of Fame Story: When my polycystic kidney disease advanced to the point where I needed dialysis or a transplant, my husband almost demanded to be tested as a possible donor. Not only did he give me the gift of life, he refused to leave my side and supported me throughout my recuperation, even though he was recuperating himself.


John Hodges
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 8, 2003
Donated To: Margo Zelermyer (Unrelated)
Recognized By: John Hodges
Hall of Fame Story: The delightful surprises on this journey are still coming. Thanks, Margo, for teaching me so much I would never have learned without you.


Mike Hogan
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 8, 1985
Donated To: Kevin Hogan (Brother)
Recognized By: Kevin Hogan
Hall of Fame Story: Since the transplant, we have been to Stadiums across the country, to Rose Bowls, the BCS Championship, Canton, and the All-Star Game and now the Hall of Fame!á


Donna Holmes
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 11, 2011
Donated To: Steve Holmes (Wife)
Recognized By: Steve Holmes
Hall of Fame Story: I would thank Donna (my lovely wife) for donating her kidney and because of her generosity, it has changed my life for the better following 2 years on dialysis. I cannot thank her enough for her support during this time and it is hard to believe it is almost 5 years since the transplant. Donnas recovery took time due to her medical condition, however, Donna did not let it get to her and we helped and supported each other during this time. We have known each other for 44 years and she has gone through so much being very supportive through the many major operations I have had because of my disability and cannot thank her enough. Donna should be so proud and everyone who knows Donna feels the same.


Jesse Holzhauer
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 25,á2013
Donated To: Danny Lancelot (Second counsin)
Recognized By: Jesse Holzhauer
Hall of Fame Story: I gave my cousin one of my kidneys last week. He was on 4% function left. The main reason I wanted to do it was because 21 years ago my brother recieved a heart transplant. I was never supposed to meet him. As of 2012 my brother pased away from a rejection of the heart. I got to know my brother for 20 years, the man I was never supposed to meet. I thought if I was given the chance to know and love my brother. So I gave my kidney to him so he could have life and watch his daughter grow up.


Joseph Hoofnagle
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 29, 2013
Donated To: Martin Hoofnagle (Father)
Recognized By: Joseph Hoofnagle
Hall of Fame Story: Martin passed away 1 and a half years later, but I know he would not have made it that long without the transplant. á


Howard
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 3, 2003
Donated To: Neil (Brother)
Recognized By: Emily Emily
Hall of Fame Story: If not for family then who? Growing up they always told that one day you (brothers) would need each other. This was after the sibling rivalry fights. It never occurred to them what that would really mean in 2003.


Shelby Humberg
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 22, 2004
Donated To: Jim Humberg (Brother)
Recognized By: Dick Richardson
Hall of Fame Story: I am very proud of Shelby for giving life to her brother. He is doing well as is she.


Jeremy Hunsicker
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 7, 2011
Donated To: Naomi Schlaner (Sister)
Recognized By: Naomi Schlaner
Hall of Fame Story: My brother knew right when I got diagnosed he was going to be the one who was going to give me the gift of life. Being diagnosed at a young age was scary but knowing someone loved you enough to give a part of themselves helped the process so much. I can never repay him for what he did.


Suzanne Hunter
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 17, 2001
Donated To: Ian Hunter (Son)
Recognized By: Terry Hunter
Hall of Fame Story: I am very proud of my wife for her kidney donation to our son, Ian. Family comes first for Suzanne and she welcomed the opportunity to give Ian a better quality of life. The transplant failed four years later and Ian has been back on dialysis. Family and friends of dialysis patients know the roller coaster ride this can be. Suzanne continues to be our strength and inspiration. Love you, Susie!


Susan Inoue
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 4, 1976
Donated To: Stephen H. Roberts (Brother)
Recognized By: Susan Inoue
Hall of Fame Story: I gave a kidney to my brother on my Mothers birthday, it will be 33 years this year, and he is still going strong , married, 4 kids and he became a Judge. It is always the gift of love and life.


June Irving
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 15, 2013
Donated To: Alison Brown (Daughter)
Recognized By: Alison Brown
Hall of Fame Story: My mam gave me a kidney last year which unfortunately didnt work even though it was a near perfect match, but I will never be able to explain to my mam what it means to me that she was willing to do to try to give me a better life. Shes one in a billion xxx


Lana J.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 30, 2006
Donated To: Casey Sullivan (Cousin)
Recognized By: Gerri Reddish
Hall of Fame Story: Lana is our family hero. She graciously and courageously donated a kidney to our cousin, Casey. We are all very proud of the both of you Lana and Casey.


Michalene J.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 3, 1996
Donated To: Judith Cleveland (Sister)
Recognized By: áMichalene J
Hall of Fame Story: Giving the gift of life is a wonderful feeling. Being able to give my sister another chance at life was the happiest day of my life. I am happy I was able to make a difference and give her and her husband Ken another chance at a healthy and normal life.


Brent Jensen
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 6, 2000
Donated To: Debbie Jensen (Wife)
Recognized By: Debbie Debbie
Hall of Fame Story: In our 30th year of marriage, Brent gave me one of his kidneys. I always knew we were meant for each other, and this sealed it. He is a wonderful man, and he has enhanced my life in so many ways. thanks, babe!


Kimberly Jensen
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 9, 2009
Donated To: Bill Flitton (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Danielle Danielle
Hall of Fame Story: My Mom donated her kidney to save a man from kidney failure. She donated in my grandpas honour, Ron Boileau, as he passed away due to kidney failure in February 2009.


Fr. Jim
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April
Donated To: Unknown (None/Anonymous)
Recognized By: Tom Falsey
Hall of Fame Story: Fr. Jim Falsey is a Catholic priest who donated a kidney anonymously. He does not know the recipient. He only knows that she needed a transplant and got one. Because it was an anonymous donation, I wont divulge any information about the location, date, or other details of the surgery. Fr. Jim is my brother, and I am proud to know him. His unselfish gift will help transform the life of a person he has never met, a person he may never meet.


Kimberly Johnson
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 29, 2009
Donated To: Jennifer Gilbert (Neice)
Recognized By: Kimberly Johnson
Hall of Fame Story: I was the first living donor to give a kidney vaginal. I am proud to give life to my neice.


Brenda Joy
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 11, 2006
Donated To: David M. Hubbard (Brother)
Recognized By: Helen J.
Hall of Fame Story: To a very special sister.á


Timothy Joyce
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 8, 2010
Donated To: Mary Bridget Collins (Sister)
Recognized By: Timothy Joyce
Hall of Fame Story: I am very proud to give my sister a better life.


Lisa K.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 27, 2006
Donated To: Richard K. (Brother)
Recognized By: Richard K.
Hall of Fame Story: Thank you for the gift of life.


Jann K.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 12, 1983
Donated To: Mark J. Armantrout (Brother)
Recognized By: Jann Armantrout
Hall of Fame Story: My brother lived for 17 years in the dark agesof antirejection drugs. It was a very rewarding experience.á


Karyn
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 21, 2001
Donated To: Richard (Husband)
Recognized By: Anonymous Anonymous
Hall of Fame Story: Some actions cannot be explained in a few words.


Kay
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 27, 1993
Donated To: Penny (Sister)
Recognized By: áPenny áPenny
Hall of Fame Story: Kay - definition: A woman of noble cause, a calling for a higher purpose. Daughter, sister, aunt and second mother to many who love her. Saved her youngest sisters life...I am eternally thankful!


Kebra
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 2, 2007
Donated To: Leonard (Husband)
Recognized By: Leonard Leonard
Hall of Fame Story: My wife donated the most precious gift anyone has ever given me--a chance to live again. On 1/2/07, my wife donated one of her kidneys to me and life is now truly sweet. For my wife, she is a hero of all heroes and whose selfless act epitomizes the goodness we desire in all of us. Thank you sweetheart for saving me and the promise of a wonderful future. I love you. Your loving husband, Leonard


Karen Kennedy
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date:
Donated To: (Mother)
Recognized By: Karen Kennedy
Hall of Fame Story: Mom was able to live to see her grandchildren because the new kidney extended her life.


Timothy Kimbirk
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 16, 2003
Donated To: Timothy (Son)
Recognized By: Bridget McMillan
Hall of Fame Story: Thanks BIG Tim for giving our son Tim a brand new kidney so many years ago. Fourteen years ago. Tim is going strong. Thanks.


Lea King
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 6, 2002
Donated To: Nancy King (Mother)
Recognized By: Lea King
Hall of Fame Story: I am grateful to have had the chance to help my mom. Many people do not have the opportunity to help a loved one in need--just to be able to try is a wish come true!


Rita Kocia
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date:
Donated To: (Mother)
Recognized By: Kimberly Kimberly
Hall of Fame Story: There is no greater person than one who will lay down their life for another. This pretty much says it all about Rita. Rita donated a kidney to her mother, without any hesitation. During the surgery, the surgeon messed up, caused a leak in her lymphatic system. Rita did not receive proper medical follow-up, her immune system continued to weaken. Even through all of this she still fought on, continued to lobby for donor rights. She found another donor who this happened to at the same hospital with the same surgeon. Rita organized a donor march in Chicago for donor reform even though she was tired. Rita was doing ok, had what would be a simple surgery for others. She had complications after the surgery. Rita passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2004. Rita, this tribute is for you for all you did to help others even though you were suffering. I know you are at peace and no longer have to endure pain. You are so loved by so many and we will miss you tremendously.


Don Kraemer
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 3, 2013
Donated To: Lori Kraemer (Paired exchange, wife)
Recognized By: Don Kraemer
Hall of Fame Story: Don Kraemer, Living Donor Paired Exchange, Canada. Donated kidney to unknown recipient, wife received from family member of recipient.


Susan Kuhn
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 9, 2004
Donated To: Kevin Kuhn (Husband)
Recognized By: Susan Kuhn
Hall of Fame Story: My kidney saved my husbands life. God truly made us for each other.


Jaime L.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 10, 2005
Donated To: Ann C. Lechman (Aunt)
Recognized By: Ann C.
Hall of Fame Story: My 22-year-old niece made what I consider a selfless decision when she donated her kidney to me. She stated once, What an honor this would be,but she was wrong, the honor was really mine.


Thomas Layton
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date:
Donated To: Robert Morgan (Father)
Recognized By: Kim Kim
Hall of Fame Story: God bless all donors.


Emmitt Lee
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 8, 1995
Donated To: Glen Lewis (Brother)
Recognized By: Deborah Lewis-Grimes
Hall of Fame Story: Amidst the reluctance of African Americans to donate organs, my father braved superstition and without hesitation donated his kidney to his younger brother. That day, the two made history--becoming the first living African American siblings to undergo a transplant. My five siblings and I are forever proud of our fathers selflessness. His heroic actions added 10 years to his brothers life. My father was willing to endure the pain, the recovery process, the financial woes, permanent physical restrictions, the discomfort, the scarring, the fear and the risk of shortening his own life to be his brothers keeper. God bless my father, Emmitt Lee Lewis, Sr., our familys hero.


Jennifer Leigh
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 10, 2004
Donated To: Richard Eugene McGuinn (Father)
Recognized By: Brenda McGuinn
Hall of Fame Story: After seeing what dialysis was doing to her father, Jenna decided that her father was not going to have to live like that if she could help it. She was never asked. The decision was her own. After being tested, all she asked was that if at all possible she wanted to return to school without missing a semester so she could graduate from college on time. Classes started two weeks after surgery and Jenna was there--a little slower than usual--but on time.


Cindy Leuty
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 20, 2000
Donated To: George Leuty (Brother)
Recognized By: Cindy Leuty
Hall of Fame Story: It was wonderful to be able to help my brother, but the circle of life widens when you consider he is my mothers son, my nieces father, my brothers brother, and so on. It is a gift that the circle is ever expanding. I hope more make the choice to give.


Patrick Liam
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 14, 2011
Donated To: Francis Nolan (Nephew, through marriage)
Recognized By: Patricia Nolan
Hall of Fame Story: My husband Francis, had kidney problems all his life, so we knew the day would come when he would need a transplant, so on July 14th 2011, after 3 months on dialysis my nephew Liam gave his kidney to Francis, the most beautiful gift of life...thank you Liam.xx


Linda
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 16, 2013
Donated To: Karen (Friend)
Recognized By: Priscilla Priscilla
Hall of Fame Story: Linda there are no words to thank you, my mom had fought with all her might and she was getting so weak, we were worried, we new the outcome for her, and it was killing us. Then God led us to you and you to us!!!! Those words you would donate was a miracle!!!! Everything was a perfect match, to complete strangers but perfect match, we all truly new God was performing one of His many miracles!!! I thank you every day for giving mom apart of you, your kidney donation saved moms life, and because of you she is still here!!!! I still have my mom, thank you!!!!!!!! You will always have a special place in our hearts and our family!!! We love you !!!!!!!!


Christy Lindell
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 5, 2007
Donated To: Janis Viren (Sister)
Recognized By: Janis E.
Hall of Fame Story: My sister gave me the gift of life via living kidney donation and I am so grateful to her! [I John 3:16] Words cannot express my thankfulness to her so I will simply live as healthfully and with as much gratefulness as possible in honor of her gift.


Becky Livingston
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 2, 2004
Donated To: Connie Nobles (Cousin)
Recognized By: Connie Nobles
Hall of Fame Story: I want to nominate my loving cousin, Becky, for the Living Donor Hall of Fame. In the spring of 2004, I found out that my kidneys were not functioning well. From the beginning, she went with me for doctor appointments and she kept telling me that she wanted to give me a kidney if it was necessary. When I was told that I faced transplant or dialysis, she insisted that she be tested first. All praise be given to The Lord Jesus Christ because she was a match (she was the only one tested) and was so willing to give me this gift of life. We were close before this experience, but we are almost inseparable now. We particularly enjoy serving The Lord in our church and community. Thank you Becky. Love, Connie


Howard Lobel
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 14, 2014
Donated To: Stevi Paul (Cousin)
Recognized By: Stevi Paul
Hall of Fame Story: As soon as I was diagnosed, my hero, my cousin Howard said hed give me his kidney. His brother Barry said hes give me his kidney. The transplant team tested Howard first and he was a good match. He never wavered. He bothered the hospital more than I did about getting the transplant done. I remember them rolling his gurney past me and I said Wait a minute. We exchanged his little signal, point to the eye, the heart and each other. Howard, Im sorry for all the times I didnt want to watch you at the pool and let you play a board game because you were too little. You are my hero. I love you.


Jeffrey Looman
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 18, 2001
Donated To: Delwyn Looman (Step-father)
Recognized By: Stephanie Dalpe
Hall of Fame Story: This is a unique story of how God works in mysterious ways. Delwyn Looman, while married to Gwen, his wife, adopted her children, Renee and Jeffrey, at the ages of 5 & 6 years old in 1973. Come to find out many years later the reason God put this family together was Del was gonna need a kidney from the son he adopted. In 2001, Del was in need of a kidney. Jeffrey didnt think hed be a match for his step-father because he was not blood related but went in to be tested and found out he was 97 percent match for his step-father. So he gave his dad his kidney and both are doing well. Now that is how God works!


Donna Luebke
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 28, 1994
Donated To: Rita Luebke (Sister)
Recognized By: Donna Luebke
Hall of Fame Story: I know I was Ritas perfect match--as sisters, we were so different that of course, our antigens would match. The perfect 6 HLA match. Yes, we laugh about this. Rita needed help and dialysis is an awful life. My kidney did not last but was happy to help. Then, then came the real hero--Ritas friend, Jack. He gave her a kidney in 1999 and all is well. The truly sacred ground of the non-related donor. Jack is now family!! We have adopted him, his wife and they now have a little girl--Aubrey.


Donna Lundberg
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 11, 1998
Donated To: Eva Hill (Mother)
Recognized By: Donna K.
Hall of Fame Story: For my mom.... I would do it all over again, you are my inspiration and hero for life, I love you!


Matthew Lynette
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 15, 2007
Donated To: Andrew Lynette (Brother)
Recognized By: Matthew Lynette
Hall of Fame Story: My brother was diagnosed with a rare disease (bugers disease) at the end of 2006. His kidneys had shut down and the only thing to do was a transplant. He and I share the same blood type so, I knew what had to be done. On Aug. 15th 2007 he received one of my kidneys and is doing very well and so is the kidney per the transplant doctors. Being afraid at first and now knowing Ive given him much of his life back (not being on dialysis) has been a great feeling and still makes me well up inside when I think about the gift Ive given him.


Lynne
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 20, 1989
Donated To: á (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Michelle Michelle
Hall of Fame Story: My donor Lynne and I were not blood related. When I was 12 my mother died and when Lynne was 11 her father died. Our surviving parents married when we were 13 years old. Lynne and I lived together as sisters from the age of 13. When my kidneys failed none of my blood relatives matched and Lynne stepped up and offered her kidney. We were not a perfect match but a very good match. I was very lucky. Her kidney has worked faithfully for 19 years.


Stacey M
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 28, 2001
Donated To: Nicholas Gachie (Spouse)
Recognized By: Nicholas Gachie
Hall of Fame Story: Thank you Stacey!


Patrick M.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 28, 1992
Donated To: Carol Giddings (Ex-wife)
Recognized By: Carol Giddings
Hall of Fame Story: In spite of our divorce, eight years before you gave me your kidney, I knew you were a special person in my life and would always be. Thank you for being that person I knew you were and even stronger than I had ever thought a person could be.


Iris M.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 15, 2006
Donated To: Paula Wieczerzak (Sister)
Recognized By: Philip Kaplan
Hall of Fame Story: A woman with a generous heart and spirit who donated without hesitation or regret.


Ray Madden
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 29, 2002
Donated To: Sandy Madden (Wife)
Recognized By: Sandy Sandy
Hall of Fame Story: My hubby with his dad and daughter and me.


Terry Manley
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 24, 2004
Donated To: Ronald Manley (Husband)
Recognized By: Ronald Manley
Hall of Fame Story: I was introduced to my wife, Terry, over 32 years ago in the fall of 1973. Our first date was on March 8, 1974. On that date I know she was the one for me, my other half. I asked her to marry me on April 23, 1974, 46 days after our first date, and she asked me why I took so long. We got married on August 3, 1974. We have 9 children, ages 30 down to 10 years. We have lost our home in a fire (1991), she has had 4 miscarries (two sets of twins & two singles), had to have a hysterectomy in 1998, and now she has given me a second chance for life. On November 24, 2004 she gave me one of her kidneys. I was told in 1992 that I had a kidney disease and in 5 years I would be dead or on dialysis. But Terry did some research and we were able to slow it down. 12 years later, on March 30, 2004 I was put into the hospital and on dialysis. My wife Terry has been my friend and lover for over 31 years and now she really is my other half.The Bible says Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.Joh: 15:13¥ Terry is and always has been my friend. She has laid down her life for me over and over and over again. She asked the Doctors to test her but they said spouses are not a good match. They said a relative would be better, but my relatives have the disease. Our children could not give because 7 have the disease. Terry had to talk the Doctors into testing her, she was a perfect match! Terry loves me so much that she really did put her life on the line! I would like to honor Terry for her love and the sacrifices she has made for the family and me.


Anne Marie
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 14, 2008
Donated To: Susie (Friend)
Recognized By: Susie Susie
Hall of Fame Story: She came on the wings of angels to save my life and the life of another unknown person as now I am off the list. May God always bless her and her wonderful husband Pat and their children for supporting her.


Father Mark
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 10, 2009
Donated To: Carrie Gehling (Unrelated)
Recognized By: áCRHP Brothers/Sisters
Hall of Fame Story: Father Seitz is a Catholic priest and Pastor of St. Rita. He, like his fellow priests, are always extending themselves on a daily basis to not only spread the Word verbally but through their actions and deeds. As a very small token of our appreciation, the CRHP brothers/sisters of St. Rita want to extend our appreciation for this selfless act of giving. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends...John 15:13


Jamie Marsh
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 15, 1999
Donated To: Raymond Marsh (Father)
Recognized By: Jamie Marsh
Hall of Fame Story: At 22 years of age, I decided to donate a kidney to my father after going with him to dialysis. This is his second kidney. My father gave me the gift of life so I decided that I needed to give life back to him. My father has since passed away (unrelated to the kidney) on June 22, 2004.


Marybeth Marshall
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 12, 2008
Donated To: Timothy Joyce (Brother)
Recognized By: Scott Marshall
Hall of Fame Story: To my wonderful wife Marybeth who selflessly risked her life to save her brother and give him a new healthy life. You are a shining hero. I love you.


Monique Martin
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 7, 1999
Donated To: Shantesa Jones (Niece)
Recognized By: Monique Martin
Hall of Fame Story: When I was able to donate my kidney and give my niece another chance at life, it was the happiest day ever. I am just thankful I was able to make a difference and give her a chance to live a somewhat healthy and normal life.


Bill Martinez
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 9, 2009
Donated To: Nicholas Dachille (Cousin)
Recognized By: áNancy Dachille
Hall of Fame Story: Bill Martinez made the most remarkable sacrifice by donating a kidney to his cousin, Nicholas. Nicholas received his first kidney donation from his dad, Bill, when he was just 7 years old. Miracles do come true - but only through the actions of remarkable people that make them happen.á


Chris Mason
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 5, 2002
Donated To: Tom Mason (Father)
Recognized By: Tom Mason
Hall of Fame Story: I will always think of my son, Chris, as my best friend who saved my life.


Tonya Massey
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 1996
Donated To: Ronald Ciesinski (Brother)
Recognized By: Kandi Ciesinski
Hall of Fame Story: In June of 1996 my husbands kidneys were failing and he needed a transplant. And without blinking an eye his sister Tonya gave her kidney to save his life. She will always be a hero in my heart.


Marlin McDaniel
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 6, 2007
Donated To: Michael McDaniel (Son)
Recognized By: Teresa McDaniel
Hall of Fame Story: I wanted to nominate my husband for giving the gift of life once more to our child who has been ill for eight years now with different ailments and finally kidney failure, my husband didnt once question the thought of donating hes a hero to us all.


Chris McDonough
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 4, 2006
Donated To: Devin Sheehy (Unrelated)
Recognized By: C.D. McDonough
Hall of Fame Story: Chris gave Devin the gift of life at the risk of his own. He sacrificed his health, his company, and his future for a man he didnt meet until after being tested for compatibility. They are now the best of friends. Devin is doing remarkably well and almost a year later, Chris is beginning to get back to his old routine.


Michael McGhee
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 25, 1998
Donated To: Michael McGhee (Son)
Recognized By: Wendy McGhee
Hall of Fame Story: My father-in-law gave my new husband of 3 months the best ever gift of life ( his kidney ) next to his mum giving birth to him. Michael who is blind and diabetic took the massive leaps in his life once he got his kidney to go on to acheive a degree and post graduate degree and into full time employment. He then had the pleasure of having 2 beautiful healthy children. Married for 14 years we are blessed. This good fortune is priceless and better than a lottery win. Michael and his dad are both well and live life to the full. I am eternally grateful for his love as a father, father-in-law, grandfather and life saver. The best bit is as a family we enjoy life together.


Stephanie McGoldrick
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 27, 2008
Donated To: á (Father)
Recognized By: Stephanie McGoldrick
Hall of Fame Story: Thanks.


Patrick McGuire
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 26, 2003
Donated To: Kathy McGuire (Husband)
Recognized By: Kathy McGuire
Hall of Fame Story: On March 26, 2003, my loving husband donated one of his kidneys to me which was necessary due to advanced PKD. He gave me the most wonderful gift of life and energy. He never questioned his decision. His attitude is I gave us back OUR lives.The team of God, Patrick, and the medical staff at Harris Methodist in Ft. Worth, Texas is awesome! This wonderful man deserves more than a medal. He is truly a Godsend!


Jackie Mckee
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 29, 2004
Donated To: Connie Staggs (Mother)
Recognized By: Connie Connie
Hall of Fame Story: Jackie gave me the gift of life and feels like she has not done anything extraordinary. I suffered from Pyelonephritis, a disease of the kidneys. I was three weeks away from beginning dialysis. She is my angel.


Patti McRoberts
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 31, 2000
Donated To: Phillip McRoberts (Husband)
Recognized By: John Hodges
Hall of Fame Story: Patti McRoberts died at home Thursday morning, 7/29/04, her husband and family at her side. has grieved. She means everything to me,Phil McRoberts said Friday morning, the day after his wife died. She gave me life. Ill love her forever.Each evening, just before he kissed his wife good night, Phil McRoberts sang the song they sang to one another at their wedding: Endless Love.Their story gave new meaning to the phrase in sickness and healthsaid in marriage. I want to do this for him ... for us,Patti McRoberts said in a telephone interview with The Chronicle a week before the kidney transplant surgery. She and her husband called it the promise of new life.In and out of hospitals and care centers since the surgery, Patti McRoberts was able to return home in November to be with her husband in the house they built on Lake Michigan on Scenic Drive. She required around-the-clock care. But I could read to her and touch her and tell her I love her,Phil McRoberts said. I found out what love is from her.She is survived by her husband; parents, Ada and Paul Filka of Muskegon; two sisters; two stepdaughters; a grandson and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Muskegon, 8619 W. Grand River, Ste. 1, Brighton, MI 48116. Known for her beautiful smile, long blonde hair and sweet singing voice, which was only surpassed by her skill at the piano, Patti McRoberts has been in what doctors described as a persistent, chronic vegetative state for the past four years. On July 31, 2000, she suffered complications during surgery to donate a kidney to her husband, Dr. Phillip McRoberts, a former Muskegon podiatrist who has a genetic kidney disease. During the procedure, her aorta was lacerated. It was estimated at the time that no blood circulated to her brain, lungs and heart for anywhere between eight and 45 minutes. Immediately following the surgery, she was in a coma. Several weeks later, she lapsed into a vegetative state and never recovered. For four years, her husband


Mare Medernach
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 19, 1995
Donated To: Marc Medernach (Brother)
Recognized By: Mare Medernach
Hall of Fame Story: My brother tells me all the time how much my donating a kidney to him saved his life and he got to be able to be an active dad to his sons who were just toddlers when he was diagnosed with kidney disease and put on dialysis. 15 years he has had my kidney and I cross my fingers it lasts another 15 years!Thanks Washington Hospital, Philadelphia!


Mae Menard
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 15, 1995
Donated To: Donna Marie Menard (Daughter)
Recognized By: Donna Marie
Hall of Fame Story: My mother donated her kidney to me, so she gave me life twice. I will always be grateful to her and I love and respect her very much for all she does for me. I want to thank my father, sister, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends for their support. I love you all.


Brett Menzy
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 18, 2008
Donated To: April Woolsey (Unrelated)
Recognized By: April Woolsey
Hall of Fame Story: Bret is a gift from heaven. I was on dialysis for three years and raising kids. I just want hiim to know how grateful we all are. We love you, Brett!


Michaela
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 5, 2013
Donated To: Kieron (Friend)
Recognized By: Michaela Michaela
Hall of Fame Story: Donated my left kidney to Kieron a stranger at work now one of my best friends.


Carolyn Miller
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 31, 2001
Donated To: Donald H. Miller (Wife)
Recognized By: Carolyn Miller
Hall of Fame Story: I gave my kidney to my husband because I loved him and wanted him to be better. Unfortunately, he passed away nine months later. He leaves behind three great kids who love and miss him. Its been almost a year now since hes been gone...


Rebecca Miller
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 11, 2003
Donated To: Bob Miller (Father)
Recognized By: Rebecca Miller
Hall of Fame Story: In honor of Rebecca Miller who gave the gift of lifeáto her father on March 11, 2003.


John Milligan
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 22, 2011
Donated To: Jane Milligan (Spouse)
Recognized By: Jane Milligan
Hall of Fame Story: My husband is my hero!


Tanya Moder
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 17, 2007
Donated To: (Unrelated)
Recognized By: áTanya Moder
Hall of Fame Story: My daughter has several chronic illnesses and I felt the need to pass on the kindness that had been shown to her by strangers in our community. Not finding anyone seeking a kidney in my area I started searching profiles. Although I read every patient profile on matchingdonors.com, I kept coming back to the third one Id seen. I knew in my heart that she was meant to receive my kidney. Although Judy and I had never met prior to the donation, I now consider her one of my sisters. She is one of the most loving people I have ever met and I know that helping her was the best decision I have ever made.á


Kimberly Moity
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 13, 2004
Donated To: Paul Moity (Husband)
Recognized By: Kimberly Moity
Hall of Fame Story: I am nominating myself for the Living Donor Hall of Fame. On July 13 of this year, 2004, I donated one of my kidneys to my husband, Paul. We have been together for nine years, married for 6 1/2, and have a 4 1/2 year old son together. Ive known about his kidney disease the entire time weve been together, but I never thought hed really have to start dialysis or have a transplant--I guess I was in denial. But when Paul called me at work back in December of 2003 and told me the news of transplant or dialysis, the first words out of my mouth were, How do I get test? Ill do whatever it takes.Its the best decision I ever made, aside from marrying him, and Id do it all over again if I had to.


Lisa Moore
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 17, 1996
Donated To: Rosemary Vavra (Sister)
Recognized By: Rosemary Vavra
Hall of Fame Story: I want to nominate my sister because she did such a selfless, kind act and no matter what I say or do, I feel that I could never repay her for what she has done for me. Her baby was only six months old when the transplant occurred and that was very hard to her to be away from her baby and husband but she did it without complaining or making me feel guilty. All of my four sisters volunteered and were tested but Lisa (the baby of the family) was the best match. Please recognize her selfless act with this special honor. Thank you, Rosemary Vavra.


Leslie Moore
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 31, 1996
Donated To: Charles Moore (Father)
Recognized By: Leslie Boyd
Hall of Fame Story: áI donated a kidney to my dad in 1996 - he was a diabetic, by donating to him, i gave him 3 more years and he was able to see his last grandchild born. He passed away in 1999. I was thankful to have him for those 3 years and made every day count with him!


Marsha Moran
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 15, 2007
Donated To: James Moran (Spouse)
Recognized By: áMarsha áMarsha
Hall of Fame Story: Jim has 7 brothers and none were a match. After 3 months of testing, Marsha was a match. It was our 13th year anniversary, which is Jims baseball number. We share 2 kids at the time--they were 9 & 10.


Diana Morrow
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: Juneá1, 2005
Donated To: Barbara Robison (Mother)
Recognized By: Diana Diana
Hall of Fame Story: Finding my purpose.


Kristin Mulhall
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 13, 2001
Donated To: Lawrence Milius (Father)
Recognized By: Kristin Mulhall
Hall of Fame Story: Besides giving birth to two beautiful children, giving my father a new chance at life with my kidney donation was the best day of my life! I wish I had more kidneys to share! I love u Dad!


Michael Murphy
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 20, 1991
Donated To: Meg Willems (Sister)
Recognized By: Niki Murphy
Hall of Fame Story: I am submitting my husbands name to the Living Donor Hall of Fame because he is my hero. He donated his kidney to his sister without ever questioning if it was the right decision for him and never ever regretted this decision even when the transplant was rejected. In turn, he has continued to donate to so many others by providing them with information, interest, and insight on living donation. He is a true supporter and believer in this outstanding cause.


James Muscat
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 25, 2004
Donated To: David Vella (Brother-in-law)
Recognized By: Daniel Muscat
Hall of Fame Story: My dad gave the gift of life to Dave. This was the first unrelated living kidney transplantation in Malta. They have always been the best of pals but now they are the closest of buddies. Dad gave a small part of him in return for loads of joy and unity. Hes not only a fine dad but also my hero and our idol. Thanks dad for showing us what life is all about.


Jeannette Myers-Whitney
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 23, 2012
Donated To: Unknown - donor chain (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Rod Whitney
Hall of Fame Story: Jeannette wanted to give a kidney to her husband but was not a good match, so she jointed the Dual Donor-er program and quickly became a match for a person in NYC and because of her desire to give a kidney to needing person, I was given the opportunity to receive a Kidney thru the Dual Donor-er program in August of this year. My wife had many opportunities to back away from giving the kidney but stayed committed to giving life to someone, so i could receive the honor of life thru a transplant. We are working with a local media group, who is organizing a video to encourage people to donor organ in the state of Vermont , hopefully it will go national. Thanks Rod Whitney Burlington, Vt.


Sangita Nandan
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 1, 2011
Donated To: Malti Chandra (Sister)
Recognized By: Sangita Nandan
Hall of Fame Story: For my sister, a new beginning.


Steve Natalie
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 22, 2005
Donated To: Wayne Gibbs (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Wayne Wayne
Hall of Fame Story: God spoke to Steve and then Steve spoke to me saying, God wants me to give you one of my kidneys.Steve fleshed out the definition of friendship, laying his own life on the line. Now, I am forever grateful for his selfless act of obedience.


Natalie
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 20, 1994
Donated To: Nancy (Sister)
Recognized By: Nancy Nancy
Hall of Fame Story: My sister gave the best Christmas gift, the gift of life. She is an angel. I have had eleven wonderful years. She is a very special person. She has become a devoted nurse. She deserves the best life has to give. I will be forever grateful for her love. Love always, Nancy


Ray Nelson
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 2012
Donated To: Zakry Miller (áNephew)
Recognized By: Linda Nelson
Hall of Fame Story: My son, in his strength and conviction and love, unconditionally and immediately offered to donate a kidney to my grandson who lost kidney function at age 24, and was enduring life saving but traumatic dialysis. My heart is filled with love for these two heroes in my life and the love and sacrifice that binds us together.


Michelle Nichols
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 29, 2001
Donated To: Anonymous donation ()
Recognized By: Misti Gray
Hall of Fame Story: My mom made an anonymous donation of one of her kidneys in October 2001. She did this because she wanted to give someone else who is not as fortunate as herself a second chance at life. She also hopes that when more people hear her story and see that she is still in good health, they also will think about coming forward to donate. She will get to meet her recipient in three more months, and I know she doesnt have any regrets at all about what she has done. I am proud of her, and I hope she knows how much I love her.


Joann Nolan
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 9, 2015
Donated To: Virgil Nolan (Father)
Recognized By: Virgil and
Hall of Fame Story: Our daughter, Joann, donated a kidney to her dad who had been on dialysis for more than five years. Her completely selfless gift has given her dad the gift of life. There arent words to express what this life changing gift means. Thank youáJoann for your amazing sacrifice. We love you!!! á


Carol Norbury
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 21, 2005
Donated To: John Norbury (Husband)
Recognized By: Dr. A.
Hall of Fame Story: My sister donated a kidney to her husband in 2005. Their operations took 11 hours. The impact on Johns health was dramatic. Instant & immediate. He was up and about within hours, álooking tremendously well. This year my sister is running the London Marathon 2008 to raise awareness about the need for organ donors and money for kidney research. I think she is remarkable and deserves a medal. Please give a little wave in your hearts for her on April 13th 2008. She is running for her daughter and others who will also all need kidney transplants in due course.


Reuben Obeng
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 10, 2017
Donated To: El-pachris Obeng (Father)
Recognized By: Martha Donkor
Hall of Fame Story: Father among Fathers, proud of you.


Phillip Ondler
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 14, 2001
Donated To: Lynette Ondler (Sister)
Recognized By: Lynette Ondler
Hall of Fame Story: My Little Flipper, You helped me when I needed it most. You truly are my hero... I simply love you... Your Sissy. We made it to the one year mark!! Happy 1st Anniversary.


Vanessa Opokuyamoah-Freeman
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 1989
Donated To: Thomas Moore (Brother)
Recognized By: Joey Yamoah
Hall of Fame Story: My mother donated her kidney to her brother.


Barbara Outz
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 5, 1973
Donated To: Louis Outz (Brother)
Recognized By: Louis Outz
Hall of Fame Story: On July 5, 1973, my sister, Barbara, unselfishly donated one of her kidneys so that I could have a second chance at a normal life. That act of love has afforded me the opportunity to see my children grow into adults and raise their own families. Ill be eternally grateful for having, without a doubt, the very best sister in the world.


John P.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 31, 2006
Donated To: Helen Taranto (Stranger)
Recognized By: Same Same
Hall of Fame Story: John McGuinness started a three way transplant at Columbia Hospital and it was all successful.á


Jeffrey Padilla
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 25, 2005
Donated To: Omar Martinez (Brother-in-law)
Recognized By: Debbie Martinez
Hall of Fame Story: Dear Jeff, How courageous and selfless from you to help Omar. We will always be grateful to you and pray God to always guide you. Our kids will always be proud of you and will become exceptional people, just like you. Thank God for the day I met you, Im sure He already had His plan for us. I love you! Debbie


Fr. Pat
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: 2001
Donated To: Unknown (Anonymous)
Recognized By: Tom Falsey
Hall of Fame Story: Fr. Pat was one of the early anonymous kidney donors. He gave of himself to help someone in need. He has also helped numerous others through his advice on this website. Although I have never met Father Pat, and probably never will, his advice has helped me as well as many others.


Shelly Pattinson
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 19, 2012
Donated To: Curtis Phillips (Brother)
Recognized By: Shelly Pattinson
Hall of Fame Story: Giving someone the gift of life less the diayalis,and feeling as if they are not living life to the fullest is the most precious thing on earth.


Samantha Perouty
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 2, 2010
Donated To: Melvin King (Uncle)
Recognized By: Samantha Perouty
Hall of Fame Story: As of August 2, 2010, I am a living kidney donor. I know it is a great gift, but I feel like it wasnt a big deal. All I had to do was go through tests, fast, and show up on time for the surgery. I cant imagine loving someone that needs a kidney and not at least getting tested for them. I feel like there comes a time when everyone will need something from you and if you say you love them then you will do whatever you can to provide what they need. Some people may need advice, a ride, a few bucks, a place to stay, or even a kidney. Through the whole process I remained calm and believed that if I was a match I would do it and God would see us through. I did my part and the surgeons and God did their part. Me and my uncle are doing great and if I had more kidneys I would do it again in an instant. Since I only have one kidney left and I cant donate again, I want to help kidney donation awareness, donors, and recipients in any way I can. I am hoping and praying that more advancements are made so transplanted kidneys will last longer.


Debbie Petway
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 21, 2004
Donated To: Melvin Brinkley (Father)
Recognized By: Debbie Petway
Hall of Fame Story: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son so that others can live. I thank God for the opportunity to give back to my father something that he gave to me; life. Daddy I Love You, your baby girl.


Stephanie Powell
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 21, 2003
Donated To: Unknown (No relationship)
Recognized By: Cathy Adams
Hall of Fame Story: When Stephanie felt led by the Lord to donate her kidney, there was no recipient. The search began for a recipient and then the call came, today, on October 21, 2003, someone who needs a kidney will receive a precious gift from this wonderful woman, a true gift from God.


Samuel R.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: 2004
Donated To: Robert Hickey (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Samuel R.
Hall of Fame Story: In spite of all the bad things people and the media have said again him, my son feels great that he did the donation to Mr. Hickey. He didnt do it for profit. Months before it took place, he and I had a talk about it and he told me it was to save a life if he could.


Shaun R.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 28, 2001
Donated To: Kelly J. Diamond (Son)
Recognized By: Joy Diamond
Hall of Fame Story: Shaun gave life to his son, Kelly, twice. He is our hero. As a police officer he is in extra danger with only one kidney. This of course made no difference to him. He never had any doubt that when the time came, HE would donate his kidney to our Kelly James. WE thank God for both of them.


Philip R.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 30, 2008
Donated To: Jose Luis Vara, Jr. (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Philip R.
Hall of Fame Story: I had the incredible honor to donate my kidney to my coworker of 19 years, Jose Luis Vara, Jr. Hes a husband and a father of three young men. Im a single guy and have no children. I can proudly say, however, since the transplant his three sons have graduated from high school and one has graduated from college. Id do it again if I had another to share!


Laura R.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 17, 2014
Donated To: Ursula Friedeberg (Mother)
Recognized By: Laura R.
Hall of Fame Story: I recently became a living kidney donor with my mother, age 72 as the recipient. Giving back in this way has been so valuable to me and the best choice I have ever made. No regrets on this end!


Pete Ramirez
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 4, 2004
Donated To: Connie Martinez (Fiance)
Recognized By: Pete Ramirez
Hall of Fame Story: I was happy when I met my fiance and I was just as happy to give her one of my kidneys. She had lost one kidney four years earlier and when she lost her second one, I was glad I was a match. When she developed breast cancer, all I could do was stand beside her everyday. Proud to say shes a cancer survivor. We plan to grow old together.


Kay Rapien
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 9, 2004
Donated To: Kevin Adams (Brother in law)
Recognized By: Kevin Adams
Hall of Fame Story: On March 9th, Kay selflessly gave me the greatest gift one can give, life. After three long years of dialysis I am able to live like a normal person again. All due to the generosity of one courageous woman. This also could not have happened without the support of Kays husband Bernie and their children Brian, Mark and Amy. As well as my wife Nancy and my son Brad. I only wish there were more people in this world as willing to donate as Kay. So many people need it. I will be eternally grateful to Kay for giving me the Gift of Life. Thank You.


Debby Rappe
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 21, 2003
Donated To: Tracy Sitton-Petro (Sister)
Recognized By: Tracy Sitton-Petro
Hall of Fame Story: My sister didnt think twice about donating her kidney to me. She has always been an inspiration to me and now I am doubly blessed to not only have her for a sister, but to have part of her sustaining my life. That kind of love cannot be expressed in words. Simply put, she is my hero.


Rasula Rashid
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 13, 2010
Donated To: Firolza Rashid (Daughter)
Recognized By: Firoza Rashid
Hall of Fame Story: No definition for mothers love.á


Joan Ray
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 19, 1980
Donated To: Ricky Stewart (Brother)
Recognized By: Joan Ray
Hall of Fame Story: I had the privilege of helping my brother live to see his sons grow into men, and now to enjoy his granddaughters. I consider it the best thing I ever did, and would do it all over again.


Marco Regnier
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 11, 2001
Donated To: Kevin (Cousin)
Recognized By: Alsu Alsu
Hall of Fame Story: Marco did not think even a minute when he learned that his 14-year-old cousins life was in danger. I will be the donorwere Marcos first words. Facing the possibility of death himself, Marco proved to be an angel and a hero. I am so proud of him and I love him!


Sally Reif
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 2, 20115
Donated To: Shar Senor Carlyle (Altruistic living donor and friend)
Recognized By: Shar Senor
Hall of Fame Story: Sally Reif, mother of three boys, who serves our country in the National Guard, and does the British Special Forces Touch Mudderchallenge for recreation is my living kidney donor, and personal miracle maker. In 2004 my kidneys were failing due to Polycystic Kidney Disease. My youngest brother had passed away while waiting on the UNOS waitlist for a kidney that never came. My middle brother had just gone on dialysis. I discovered a Web site, MatchingDonors.com, and posted my profile. Sally Reif found my profile there, and thus began a conversation that led to her saving my life. Two months ago, in March 2015, we celebrated our 10 year Kidney-versary advocating on behalf of kidney patients and donors in Washington DC for the NKF Kidney Summit. Sallys gift enabled me to start a new life, one that is primarily devoted to improving access to kidney transplant options. Sally has a great sense of humor, and after our transplant teased me about following her around as a body guard for the rest of my life.


Justin Rhodes
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 5, 2000
Donated To: Jerry Rhodes (Brother)
Recognized By: Linda Titus
Hall of Fame Story: When they were growing up, 22 months apart, I thought they would never be friends. Jerry finally asked Justin if he would donate after Jerry had been on dialysis and on the transplant list for over three years. Justin agreed immediately, treating the request as if his brother was asking for any ordinary favor. He was back to playing basketball within two weeks of the surgery! (Jerry is wearing his medal, Justin is the other one.)


Sylvia Ridley
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 23, 2002
Donated To: Lucy Ridley (Mother)
Recognized By: Sylvia Ridley
Hall of Fame Story: In loving memory of my mom Lucy M. Ridley.


Stephanie Ritchon
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 16, 2001
Donated To: Tamara Ritchon (Sister)
Recognized By: Stephanie Ritchon
Hall of Fame Story: My older sister and I are two years apart, and growing up we were constantly competing. When Tamara was diagnosed with Lupus and went onto dialysis, I went from the competing sister to the concerned sister. I donated my kidney two years ago and now am expecting to be an auntie in two months. Tamara is seven months pregnant and very healthy. Nothing but the grace of God.


Veronica Rivas
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 23, 2009
Donated To: Esperanza Alcauter (Mother)
Recognized By: áMaria Alcauter
Hall of Fame Story: Thank you for your gift of life and keeping mom with us for many more years!


Heather Roberts
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 1999
Donated To: Dad (Father)
Recognized By: Gloria Dorman
Hall of Fame Story: Heather donated a kidney to her Dad in December of 1999. Her selflessness is amazing. Dad and Heather are going well. Heather also continues to giveby being a regular contributor to the Living Donors Online! message board. The transplant failed after a year, and the recipient returned to dialysis. After a few more years, he committed suicide. The living donors kidney failed and he, too, would need a transplant. Bonus points on the waiting list were awarded and sped up his wait time. Three years later, he has now made history. The living donor is now a grateful recipient! Update: Six weeks after the transplant, the grateful recipient and previous living donor had a fatal heart attack and reaps his reward in Heaven. 1-16-1960 to 9-12-2002


Michaela Robertson
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 16, 2002
Donated To: Calder Robertson (Father)
Recognized By: Raphaela Robertson-Kruger
Hall of Fame Story: I wanted to have my sister, Michaela Robertson, inducted into the Living Donor Hall of Fame for her selfless act in donating a kidney to my father. My sister gave my father the gift of life with no personal agenda. Though my fathers body ultimately destroyed her donor kidney, and he is currently searching for a new donor, my sisters act of kindness is an inspiration to me.


Robin
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 5, 2012
Donated To: Toby (Mother)
Recognized By: Robin Robin
Hall of Fame Story: Miracles do happen!


Peter Robinson
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 28, 2011
Donated To: Christina Brooker ()
Recognized By: Christina Brooker
Hall of Fame Story: As kids Peter, we lived together, We fought together, we laughed and cried together. We did not always show the love, that we both had inside. We shared our dreams and plans, and some secrets too. All the memories we share, Is what bonded me to you. The gift you freely gave for this life you wished to save, it has created bonds that even death will not break.We feel the love, that is very strong today. It??s a love shared by our family, that will never fade away. You are my brother not by choice, but by the nature of our birth. I could not have chosen a better one, you are the best on earth.


Patricia Roche
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 1, 2000
Donated To: William Lane (Father)
Recognized By: Patricia Roche
Hall of Fame Story: I donated a kidney to my dad, this was the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life...effortlessly. He gave me life and I gave him life in return. How many chances does someone get in their life to do that?


Mike Rocheteau
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 8, 1987
Donated To: Stephen Rocheteau (Brother)
Recognized By: nancyjane nancyjane
Hall of Fame Story: When a 26 year old tries to save his brother, and ends up suffering the same fate--he deserves more than a place in the Hall of Fame. There should be a parade and a monument to this man!


Kevin Rodgers
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 29, 2003
Donated To: Edward Seidner (Friend)
Recognized By: Joyce Joyce
Hall of Fame Story: Our very special friend who gave his gift of life so generously.


Erica Rodriguez
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 18, 2010
Donated To: Anthony Rodriguez (Brother)
Recognized By: Carmen Rodriguez
Hall of Fame Story: My hero. My angel.


Reverend Ronda
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 4, 2002
Donated To: Alison A. Crabtree (Parishioner/friend)
Recognized By: Ronda Hawkins
Hall of Fame Story: God introduced us in 1995 and has blessed us throughout this transplant and continues to bless us through our growing friendship. What an awesome privilege!


Eileen Rooney
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 17, 2004
Donated To: Jenni (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Melissa Semione
Hall of Fame Story: Eileen Rooney was the first non-directed donor at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vermont. She selflessly gave her kidney to a woman who became her dear friend, Jenni. After donating, Eileen has been a donor buddy to myself and countless others. Eileen is truly a wonderful person, and we are all blessed for knowing her.


Christine Rowe
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 10, 1997
Donated To: Christopher Hylton (Nephew)
Recognized By: Christine Rowe
Hall of Fame Story: Giving the gift of life is the most wonderful feeling in the world, especially when you see the life that you saved!!


Mychelle Rucker
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 9, 1989
Donated To: Stuart (Brother)
Recognized By: Olivia Kemp
Hall of Fame Story: When my sister was 18 years old, she donated a kidney to my brother. I cannot put into words how much I love both of them. I am the luckiest girl in the world to be a part of this family. Stuart has had his kidney 13 years now, and he is going great.


Robert S.
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 10, 1998
Donated To: Rachel J. Burroughs (Sister)
Recognized By: Margaret Burroughs
Hall of Fame Story: Rachel suffered acute failure of both kidneys and Rob was the only suitable donor within the family. It was a hard row to hoe, but the transplant was successful and is still working like a charm now. In fact, we have a niece thanks to this! He is more than willing to answer questions from those considering donation. You may contact him at this email address: templars2@peoplepc.com.


Debbie Sanden
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 4, 1987
Donated To: Bill Sanden (Hubby)
Recognized By: Debbie Sanden
Hall of Fame Story: I was taught to share in early childhood. Daddy said if you have two of something and someone needs one, give it, so I did. I loved my hubby and always will, may he rest in peace. His life ended by a semi rollover in 2011. 24 years with no rejections. God blessáand good luck to all.


Gladys Sanders
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 29, 2004
Donated To: Karen Robitaille (Daughter)
Recognized By: Karen Karen
Hall of Fame Story: Im so honored to have received such a beautiful gift. I will never know how to thank her. She is my friend, she is my angel, she is my mother. Thanks again mom. I love you Karen.


Cleton Sarmiento
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 9, 2014
Donated To: Angelica Bergado (Sister)
Recognized By: Angelica Bergado
Hall of Fame Story: Thanks.


Kathleen Saucier
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 19, 1984
Donated To: Bill Saucier (Father)
Recognized By: Kathleen Saucier
Hall of Fame Story: I donated a kidney to my dad in June of 1984. We were a perfect match. He has never had one rejection episode, and I have never had one health issue. I encourage everyone who can donate to do so. It is a great feeling!


Ryan Schaffer
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 18, 2012
Donated To: Jason Lundell (Brother)
Recognized By: Jason Lundell
Hall of Fame Story: To my little bro, you made the ultimate sacrifice and gave the Gift of Life. You deserve this honor.


Lana Schupbach
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 20, 2002
Donated To: Denise Colon (Mother)
Recognized By: Lana Schupbach
Hall of Fame Story: I donated a kidney to my mother when I was 19 years old. It was, and still is, the most meaningful and powerful thing Ive ever done in my life. The surgery was a complete success and we are both very healthy. I would strongly advise that any potential donors seriously consider the surgery. Its a life altering decision that can deliver phenomenal results. If I could go back in time, Id do it all over again.


Joan Schurman
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 8, 1990
Donated To: Aaron Schurman (Son)
Recognized By: Tom Falsey
Hall of Fame Story: Joan is not only a kidney donor, she is also an inspiration. She donated a kidney to her son in 1990. Her daughter donated a kidney in 2002. And I donated in 2003. Now there is hardly anyone left with two kidneys! Joan started it all.


Carrie Schwaderer
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 29, 2006
Donated To: Ethan Marshall (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Melanie Marshall
Hall of Fame Story: Our son was born with multicystic dysplastic kidneys bilateral~we were told that his condition was not compatible with life...I was 7 months pregnant and instead of planning for the arrival of our little man, we were planning a funeral. Ethan was born alive......and the journey we have traveled since then has been amazing. We spent the next 18 in and out of the hospital, and doing dialysis at home every night. He received a kidney transplant at 18 months, which was rejected by him 2 weeks later. We were then doing hemodialysis 3 days a week, traveling 400 miles for each treatment as the pediatrics need a different environment then adults. This lasted 6 months. Ethan also suffered from an air embolism while they were placing a hemo catheter.....he lost his vision, hearing, he couldnt eat by himself anymore, he couldnt talk....I was so discouraged....we had worked so hard to get him big enough for transplant, and in a moment it was all taken away. But by the grace of God, and an amazing woman, Ethan made leaps and bounds. Carrie had overheard a conversation between my husband and the grocery store owner where she worked about our son, and anonymously became the donor that would change his life. Organ donation is an amazing gift! Please visit ethanmarshall.com for his story. He is a happy little 3 year old!


Tina Schwaderer
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 2, 2007
Donated To: David Martin (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Tina Schwaderer
Hall of Fame Story: David and I were co-workers and when I learned of his plight, I just knew I had to help him. I did it for several reasons, but most of all for him to see his daughter grow up.


David Scott
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 10, 1996
Donated To: Gail Haisley (Sister)
Recognized By: Gail Haisley
Hall of Fame Story: My brother is my SuperHero. Because of his love, caring and generosity, I live and love life. Im not sure that he even realizes what an amazing gift his kidney was to me. As we prepare to celebrate 20 years, I want to honor him in the Hall of Fame. Thank you David my Hero!á


Jeff Sears
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 2, 2002
Donated To: Jan Sears (Mother)
Recognized By: Jeff Sears
Hall of Fame Story: Donated a kidney to his mother in 2002 - both are doing well. Mother has been able to reduce the amount of medications for rejection, and has been increasing in energy and blood counts. At latest testing, her creatinine is 1.0 and iron is well in the average range again!


Steven Seidner
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 8, 2003
Donated To: (Father)
Recognized By: Joyce Joyce
Hall of Fame Story: With love and determination, unselfishly gave of himself and never hesitated to pass the gift of life to his father.


Melissa Semione
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 17, 2005
Donated To: Jadin (Unrelated (non-directed) donation)
Recognized By: Eileen Eileen
Hall of Fame Story: Melissa and I became friends when she was referred to me by my transplant coordinator. I was only weeks away from donating anonymously myself, and Melissa was in the beginning stages. I was able to share my experience with her going into the surgery and then share in hers as it evolved. Melissa and I live in Vermont and New York states, respectively, but got a chance to meet at an NKF walk last summer. Melissa was inspired to donate by the death of her close friend, Kelly, who has cystic fibrosis and needed a lung transplant. Kelly left behind two children and a husband when she died. Melissa donated a kidney to a little girl who was able to end dialysis treatments after this gift. Melissa is a bundle of many kinds of energy, someone youd want to receive a kidney from! Shes a mother, wife, daughter, teacher, student and advocate for organ donation. She is generous with her time, despite her hectic schedule, and is currently serving as Communications/PR Chair for the 2006 Kidney Walk in upstate NY. Despite a number of unexpected challenges along the way, Melissa has demonstrated that she is a lively, fun, articulate and big-hearted person with a terrific sense of humor. Melissa is the only other person whos donated a kidney anonymously whom Ive met in person. I am honored to know her and congratulate her on her 1-year anniversary!


Barbara Sher
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 9, 2003
Donated To: Gary Cohen (Brother)
Recognized By: Gary Cohen
Hall of Fame Story: I want to nominate my sister Barb for the Hall of Fame. She had watched me go through years of trying to slow down the progression of my kidney disease, and when the time came to discuss going on dialysis or getting a transplant, she was the first to volunteer. I am truly grateful she is my sister.


Nancy Shotland
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 4, 2006
Donated To: Mr. Tesfay (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Bruce Shotland
Hall of Fame Story: My wife is a walking angel. She is always giving of herself, but this act of donation truly was the ultimate. Of course she would say it was not a big deal. She said, I just want to leave the world a little nicer than I found it.


Shipra Singh
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 7, 2014
Donated To: Santosh Singh (Mother)
Recognized By: Shipra Singh
Hall of Fame Story: I am a proud and happy kidney donor. I gave my kidney to my mother on July 7, 2014. My fathers spirit (he died on October 16, 2006) guided me throughout my experience. It was an emotionally uplifting and spiritually awakening experience for me. I am no more afraid of physical pain. It feels blissful to save a life. Thank you God for giving me an opportunity to enrich my life! Thank you mother for accepting my kidney! I have written a book titled Dark Confessions of a kidney Donorthat depicts live moments of my experience. This is a special limited edition. This book can serve as a guide to would-be organ donors. Please contact me at +919971551343 for the book.


Tristan Smith
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: July 12, 2007
Donated To: 11 year old cousin (Cousin)
Recognized By: Melissa Smith
Hall of Fame Story: My name is Tristan and I donated my kidney on July 12, 2007. I want to begin by telling you a little about myself and what I do. I am 23 years old with two great kids (age 2 and 4) and a beautiful wife. We live in Maryland. I am an apprentice at a great company and I go to school.áSo heres where it gets interesting. It all began in May 2007 when I got a phone call from my mom. She asked me if I would be tested to see if I could donate my kidney to my cousin. My dad and his two brothers had already been tested and failed the cross match. At that time my cousin was left with no compatible donors.áI had no doubts about moving forward. I knew in my heart that this was the right thing to do. After all, my cousin was just a kid and kids are supposed to being playing, not on dialysis.á The first step to getting tested was sending a blood sample to my cousins transplant center in New York. The test kit was mailed to me since I lived out of state. I received the test kit days after I spoke to the transplant coordinator. I had my blood drawn and had it over-nighted. I waited anxiously for the call to find out the results.áFive days later I got the call. The voice on the other end said Youre a match. It was the greatest feeling. My wife and I called family and friends to share the news. The support I received was remarkable. I then contacted my employer and school. They were kind enough to help by giving me the time off I needed for recovery. And my school rearranged my schedule so that I didnt miss any classes.áMy daughter who turned four less than a week before the surgery was so happy that her daddy could help another little girl. My wife was very supportive and has been by my side through the entire process.áWhen I called my aunt to tell her the news I could hear the emotion in her voice, I remember it like it was yesterday, her words were Youre a Godsend. Later that day I spoke to my uncle and told him that if anybody else was a match, I wanted to donate first. I felt that this was my calling in life.áThe next week I was on a train to New York for a complete donor evaluation. It was a full day... X-rays, EKG, CAT scans, an interrogation by the social worker and all the other procedures done during a routine physical exam. In the end, all the tests went perfect. But my real fear was that I would fail the final cross match test.áWe flew back to New York a week before the surgery. I did the final cross match test in person. I passed! I was ecstatic and very relieved that someone (Me) had finally passed the second cross match. The surgery was a definite.áI left for New York two days before the surgery. I met with a few people from the hospital the day before the big day. I had to be at the hospital at 5:45am on the July 12. After leaving my wife and family in the waiting room, the surgery began around 7:30am. The doctors made a few incisions and removed my left kidney using a laparoscopic procedure.áI stayed in the hospital overnight and was released the next evening. My cousin received my kidney well. It immediately started to clean her blood and create urine. Within the first 24 hours she produced 20 liters of urine. Surprisingly, hearing that gave me goose bumps! I was so excited to hear that they had removed her dialysis catheter. She was certainly grateful, but knowing that I was able to give her the chance to live a better life is indescribable.áAfter taking it easy in New York for a week, we returned back to Maryland and went home to our kids. A few days later I developed a suroma, which is fluid build up in the tissue near the scar. I went to a local hospital and had it drained. Other than that minor inconvenience, I felt great! And exactly four weeks after the surgery I was body surfing the waves in Ocean City. Those other guys couldnt keep up!áI have no regrets. Only hopes for more people to help others like I did. I know that I will live a perfectly normal and healthy life with just one kidney. And the greatest part is that I am alive to witness this miracle.áMy name is Tristan Smith and I am a proud donor!


Karl Smith
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 29, 2008
Donated To: Danica Smith (Sister)
Recognized By: Karl Smith
Hall of Fame Story: Giving my sister one of my kidneys was an amazing experience. It has not affected me at all apart from the time out for the operation and I look at her now and see her with her life back. She is 20 and I am 19 so we are both young and it is amazing to see what a change I have made to her. I think her name is just as worthy as mine to be up here after all she has been through with the dialysis and she always kept smiling.


Rhonda Smith
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 16, 2004
Donated To: David Tootle (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Friend Friend
Hall of Fame Story: To God be the Glory!


Jamie Smith
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 15, 1999
Donated To: Raymond Marsh (Father)
Recognized By: Jamie Smith
Hall of Fame Story: At 22 years old, I donated a kidney to my dad when I learned his 1st transplant was failing. Sadly, he passed away 4 years later at 48 years old. If I knew then what I know now... I WOULD DO IT AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT.


Chad Snodgrass
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 25, 2013
Donated To: Joe Brown (Friend)
Recognized By: Edwina Sweet
Hall of Fame Story: Chad selflessly volunteered to be a donor for Joe. Not many people would offer to give the gift of life to a friend. Chad is the true meaning of friend. I am honored to know him.


Ruth Spang
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: August 3, 2006
Donated To: James Spang (Father)
Recognized By: Ruth Spang
Hall of Fame Story: I gave my dad a kidney as a totally selfish act, I wanted to keep him around longer. I would recommend strongly to anyone who is thinking of donating - Just do it.


Aileen Sperber
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 3, 2002
Donated To: Elliott Sperber (husband)
Recognized By: Elliott Sperber
Hall of Fame Story: My dear wife, at age 71, donate one of her kidneys to me. Our 50th wedding anniversary was six weeks before the operations. Six months have elapsed since the transplant, and now at ages 75 and 72 we are both healthy and enjoying life to the fullest. Heres hoping that her love and devotion will inspire others to become donors.


Sabrina St-Hilaire
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 20, 2010
Donated To: (Niece)
Recognized By: Luc St-Hilaire
Hall of Fame Story: It was his second transplant and I wanted him to stay with me longer than that.


Sara Stallings
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 12, 2012
Donated To: Mac Yeida (Son)
Recognized By: Mac Mac
Hall of Fame Story: My mom donated a kidney to me when I was 5 years old. She gave me life not once but twice. I love my mommy and now she is always with me because her kidney is inside of me.


Tom Stalsitz
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: Septemberá4, 2009
Donated To: Joseph R. Brugger (Boy Scout Leader, friend)
Recognized By: Eleanor Brugger
Hall of Fame Story: Tom saved Josephs Life and gave him a future. He did not hesitate when he heard Joe needed a Kidney. He is our angel. Joseph has so much to give and share and now he has the opportunity. Thank you Tom for giving Joseph a wonderful life.


Carol Stangel
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: 10-Feb-09
Donated To: Katie Stangel (Daughter)
Recognized By: Katie Stangel
Hall of Fame Story: Words can not explain how greatful I am for my Mother...I will always have a piece of her with me!!!!I love you more the youll ever no Mother!!!.á


Krystal Star
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 24, 2008
Donated To: Manuel Garcia III (Spouse)
Recognized By: Krystal Star
Hall of Fame Story: Never a second thought. Gods gift to each other. I love you Manuel Garcia III.


Mary Sue
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 23, 1994
Donated To: Rachel Miller (Daughter)
Recognized By: Mary Sue
Hall of Fame Story: We are celebrating 21 years this month regarding the transplant. We were a 50% match and we agreed to go for the surgery. I wanted her to live a full life. She is very successful today with a loving husband and son. I love my daughter very much and my gift was priceless.


Michael Sullivan
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 22, 2004
Donated To: Georginne Sullivan (Mother)
Recognized By: Maureen Sullivan
Hall of Fame Story: Michael, a father of 2 young boys Sean and Colin, did not hesitate when it came time for my mother to have her kidney transplant. He was the first one to be tested out of our family of 8 children (7 living) in July of 2004 and he was a match right off the bat. He flew from his home in Tennessee to ours in Bergenfield in November 2004 to give the miraculous gift of his kidney to save our mom from endless years of dialysis. He is truly a hero in the eyes of not only his mother, his children, and his family, but also to all of those who know and love him so very much.


Susan
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 13, 2000
Donated To: James V. Malloy, Jr. (Husband)
Recognized By: Seth Seth
Hall of Fame Story: James and I had the transplant in 2000 at UCSF, we made the whole trek without dialysis. Had it not been for Dr. Bill Amend and the staff at UCSF we could never have done it.


Jennifer Sutton
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 10, 2014
Donated To: Angela Braga (Friend)
Recognized By: Jennifer Sutton
Hall of Fame Story: Gift of life.


Lorie Swanky
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 25, 2013
Donated To: Tammy Swanky (Sister)
Recognized By: Tammy Tammy
Hall of Fame Story: My sister, my hero.


Taj T-BoneHudson
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 12, 2005
Donated To: Jeff (Friend)
Recognized By: JR JR
Hall of Fame Story: A truly selfless act! I am forever grateful to you.


Ann Taylor
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 27, 1997
Donated To: James Carpenter (Brother)
Recognized By: Ann Taylor
Hall of Fame Story: Privileged to help in this way.


David Taylor
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 23, 2013
Donated To: Dale Taylor (Son)
Recognized By: Carmel Carmel
Hall of Fame Story: A courageous, caring, generous and loving person! A pure pleasure.


Donna Thomas
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 16, 2012
Donated To: Joe Gordon (Unrelated)
Recognized By: Donna Thomas
Hall of Fame Story: Give so that others may live!


Gina Thor
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 3, 1998
Donated To: Chuck (Brother)
Recognized By: Chuck Chuck
Hall of Fame Story: Hard to believe its been 7 years now. At this stage of my life that year that I knew I was sick seems almost like a dream. Please dont ever think I have taken your incredible gift for granted, because nothing could be further from the truth. I love you and I pray (yes, me, praying - go figure!) that God finds a way to take care of you and bless you forever. I hope someday I get to do something as unselfish and as loving as you did.


Sylvia Toler
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 4, 2007
Donated To: Steve Toler (Husband)
Recognized By: Steve Toler
Hall of Fame Story: My Wife gave a kidney to me, we have been together since we were 15 years of age. Married when were 18. My mom told me if i dont marry her i would be a fool, boy was she right. I have three kids and a grandchild who was born this year.How can i repay my wife by living another taking care of her and her kidney. Thank You my love Steve.


Janet Troiano
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: February 17, 1999
Donated To: Ana Rosado (Sister)
Recognized By: Ana Rosado
Hall of Fame Story: Forever grateful for this unselfish gift and the opportunities to fulfill my dreams, my life. I love you with all my heart for we are eternally bonded...as one.


Gillian Turner
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 24, 2008
Donated To: Ian (Husband)
Recognized By: Gillian Turner
Hall of Fame Story: I gave my husband Ian the gift of life on 24th June 2008.


Janice Uible
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 29, 2002
Donated To: Richard Uible (Husband)
Recognized By: Richard Uible
Hall of Fame Story: I received my new kidney from my wife on my 61st birthday, 10-29-02. I will never forget that she stepped up to the plate while my blood family didnt. After a month, I felt like a new man, no dialysis, yes, life is good. This is my BEST Thanksgiving blessing ever and I would wish the same for all who need a kidney transplant. God bless, Richard Uible, Cincinnati, Ohio


Bryan Urmetz
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: May 5, 2001
Donated To: Michael Urmetz (Brother)
Recognized By: Robert Urmetz
Hall of Fame Story: When you found out that neither of us was a match for your brother, you came to us and asked if you could be tested as a donor. When I asked you for your reason, you simply said, Because hes my brother.Thank you, Bryan. Robert and Debbie Urmetz


Doreen Valero
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 11, 2004
Donated To: Peter Barbusin (Brother)
Recognized By: Peter Barbusin
Hall of Fame Story: My sister is my world. She is my heart and my soul. She is my living angel.


Vic
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 22, 2002
Donated To: (Stepdaughter)
Recognized By: Vic Vic
Hall of Fame Story: At age 61, I donated a kidney to my stepdaughter, age 29, in Perth, Western Australia. Due to the lack of recognition and support for living organ donors in the state, I have now formed a Living Organ Donors & Recipients Group in WA for recognition, support and social gatherings of the group, which has free membership. My stepdaughter, who works for the Red Cross, is doing fine and got married in 2003, 12 months after her transplant. I am very proud of her.


Michael von
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 10, 2008
Donated To: Carol von Wahlde (Mother)
Recognized By: Carol von
Hall of Fame Story: 20 years after receiving a cadavaric kidney my transplanted failed. My son, Mike, a new Father, and his wife decided that he would give me the Gift of Life. I was humbled but grateful for this generous and loving gift from Mike and his young family. I cannot thank them enough!


Angi Voris
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 24, 2004
Donated To: Jerry Woodbury (Brother in law)
Recognized By: Jerry Woodbury
Hall of Fame Story: Angi has been a part of my life since she was a child and was only 10 when I married her sister, Patty. So she is as close to me as if she were my own child. Then she made the decision to donate her kidney to me because she states thats what family does.God blessed us both and I love more each day because of her kindness.


Majorie Vukelich
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 2, 2005
Donated To: Mark Vukelich (Brother)
Recognized By: Linda Vukelich
Hall of Fame Story: My sister-in-law, Margie Vukelich, deserves to be honored in the Living Donor Hall of Fame. Not only did she agree to donate her kidney to her only sibling, Mark, but she lost weight to be eligible to donate. Since her blood pressure was a little elevated, she knew she would have to lose weight to control it without medication. She started walking and went on a low-calorie diet and lost 30 pounds. A private practice oncologist, she took time away from her practice and made arrangements to accommodate her patients during her recovery. In fact, Margie is no novice at living donation--about fifteen months ago, she donated bone marrow for a patient who happened to be a match.


Kristina Wadsworth
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: June 3,á2014
Donated To: Katrina Fullmer ()
Recognized By: Kathleen Dallman
Hall of Fame Story: True hero, thank you.


Melanie Wallace
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 16, 2003
Donated To: Unknown (Anonymous)
Recognized By: Matt Richardson
Hall of Fame Story: She gave because she could and she just wanted to help. Whoever the recipient was received part of an angel. There isnt anything she wouldnt do for anyone in need and shes only 23 years old. Shes done more now for the world than most people could do in a lifetime. Thats one of the many reasons I Love Her!


Brenda Walsh
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 17, 2011
Donated To: Robert Rhinas (Sister)
Recognized By: Ivy Rhinas
Hall of Fame Story: Thanks.


Philip Weatherdon
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: December 1, 1998
Donated To: Lisa Weatherdon (Daughter)
Recognized By: Susan Weatherdon
Hall of Fame Story: Thank you for giving our daughter life. To give her one of your kidneys is the greatest gift you could give. Ten years later she needed a liver and was lucky enough to receive one from a donor family.


Kimberly Weathers
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 26, 2006
Donated To: Jeffrey Weathers (Nephew)
Recognized By: Kimberly Weathers
Hall of Fame Story: I gave my left kidney to my nephew. I had no doubts and would do it again. We grew up together and a part of me thought of him as my little brother. To see him go through the everyday struggle of being burden by all the medical issues with not having any functioning kidneys tore my heart in two. So I volunteered when the time came for him to have a transplant. After the surgery, we call each other the other half. To this very day, he is my other half!!


Deanah Weigelt-Genuario
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 20, 2015
Donated To: Peggyann Street (Aunt)
Recognized By: Peggyann Street
Hall of Fame Story: My niece Deanah has given me a rare gift, one for which I will always be grateful. She is loving, selfless, and brave, and she is my hero. á


Charity Wells
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: January 11, 2000
Donated To: Carrie Wells (Sister)
Recognized By: Charity Wells
Hall of Fame Story: I am thankful that I was able to donate to my sister. It was a gift of life from God above. I have been truly Blessed!


Shandy Wheaton
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date:
Donated To: Shirley Wheaton (Parent)
Recognized By: Kathleen Dallman
Hall of Fame Story: If it was needed again I would do it!! While things did not go as we had hoped, I would not change giving my mom this incredible gift.


Archie White
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: September 30, 2015
Donated To: Carrie White (Daughter)
Recognized By: Evelyn Daisley
Hall of Fame Story: So proud of Archie for giving Carrie her life back!! Amazing!!!


Jennifer Williams
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: April 16, 2013
Donated To: Leon Williams (Dad)
Recognized By: Abbey Williams
Hall of Fame Story: Jenny, thank you for saving Dads life. I love you so much!!


Cindy Wittmier
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: March 23, 2010
Donated To: Gloria Thiessen (Best friend)
Recognized By: áCindy Wittmier
Hall of Fame Story: I gave a kidney to a best friend of 20 years. It was a wonderful experience. The Virginia Mason Kidney Team are incredibly caring people. I was very well informed and everything was as simple as possible with most of the pre-testing done in my home town. I am happy to have been able to give the Gift of Life to my friend and I would do it all over again if I could.á


Jamie Wynn
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: November 15, 2012
Donated To: James RockyPeterson (Dad)
Recognized By: Jamie Wynn
Hall of Fame Story: God blessed me with an amazing dad. As a little girl, my dad was my hero. Once I became a mother, I truly realized what sacrifices parents make for their children. It gave me an even greater appreciation for my dad. So when he needed a kidney, I wanted to return the gift of life he had given me. It has created a very special bond between us. My dad nicknamed me moon pieas a child due to my round chubby cheeks....and he named his new kidney moon pie. Today my dad, myself and moon pieare doing well. I am so grateful God blessed me with the opportunity to donate. What better gift to give someone than the gift of life. I suggest everyone consider organ donation, it is such a rewarding experience.


Marilyn Zeller-Walker
Donated: Kidney
Donation Date: October 28, 2003
Donated To: Leonie Zeller (Daughter)
Recognized By: Marilyn Zeller-Walker
Hall of Fame Story: Being able to give my kidney to my daughter was the greatest gift ever given to me. Not many people have this enormous opportunity to express their love.