One week from tomorrow I will be toeing the line of a 50 mile trail race. Last time I did a 50 miler I had two kidneys. This time I … Continue reading Preparing to Run a 50 Mile Race With One Kidney
As my kidney donation date neared in spring of 2017 I began to feverishly search on-line for examples of endurance athletes that donated and went on to still compete. I … Continue reading Living Kidney Donor – It’s Time to Get Back to Ultras
My oldest, truest friend in the world is running. I was only 5 years old when I first became enamored with the way it made my mind and body feel, … Continue reading Running Reinvented
My relationship with running has had its ups and downs since my kidney donation back in May of 2017. I was jogging only 17 days after surgery, and ran a … Continue reading A Renewed Relationship With Running
I truly think all of us have dreams. Dreams that live in our bones, and in the back of our minds. Dreams that are sacred and we hold close with … Continue reading A Dream Realized, Finally. I Am Moving to Colorado!!
I have been SO impressed with the number of people that reach out to me every week about kidney donation. People are so curious and are really looking to do … Continue reading The Myths and Magic of Kidney Donation
When I decided to donate my kidney to a stranger, I was uncomfortable talking about it. When I was recovering from donating my kidney to a stranger, I was uncomfortable … Continue reading The Most Meaningful Work I Have Ever Done
Two weeks ago I flew out to Denver, Colorado for a short trip to visit some friends and meet my kidney recipient. I budgeted in advance for my airfare, my … Continue reading Financial Progress – Vacation Without a Credit Card!
I didn’t know what to expect. I mean, how do you prepare for what happens when you meet a stranger that has an organ of yours inside of her? Google … Continue reading Meeting My Recipient
As I started down the path of donating my kidney, I had options. I could look at Matching Donors to see if there was anyone I wanted to donate to. … Continue reading Why I Donated to a Stranger, and What I’m Thinking 9 Days Before Meeting Her
My mind was a back and forth between self doubt and compassion all day. It was the day before the Madison Half Marathon. 5 months and 19 days since my … Continue reading Half Marathon, Half the Kidneys. My First Race Post Donation.
When I first started telling people closest to me that I planned to donate my kidney to a stranger, there was one question that nearly everyone asked. ‘What about your … Continue reading Kidney Donation – An Athlete’s Experience