As a travelling comedian, he shares his transplant story with humor and realism. C.J. founded the non-profit WeCareRVA and is an avid UNOS community volunteer.
Jodi donated her kidney in 2013 as part of a kidney paired exchange at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. “Donating has been one of the most impactful experiences of my life, and I’ve had the good fortune not just to meet my recipient, Julie, and her husband, Ray, but to get to know them well,” said Jodi, who is a wellness coach.
Kathy lived with diabetes for nearly 50 years. Her insulin reactions were frequent and severe. An islet cell transplant changed her life.
Liza is a kidney/pancreas transplant recipient. Now she helps others with lifesaving transplants.
Committees are developing proposed kidney and pancreas distribution policies to replace current donor service area (DSA) and regional boundaries.
“While these are gifts I am unable to ever repay, I live my life every day grateful for their love. Because of their gift, I have remained active and actively employed for 22 years, and along with my wife have raised three wonderful children.”