With a new liver and a second chance at life, my life has changed in so many ways. I was even able to walk my daughter down the aisle.
Stories of Hope
Kidney recipient Luisa Serrano begins each day by giving thanks for her family and her health.
Every morning when I wake up, reach for my glasses and realize I don’t need them, I say a prayer of gratitude to the two people who have blessed me with the gift of sight.
Because of her hero donor, Maqsuda can breathe again, and be the wife, mother, and career woman she loves to be.
Kidney disease may have slowed Margaret a bit, but it hasn't stopped her. For right now, her energy is focused on finding a kidney donor.
A longtime volunteer, Maria became Latino Outreach Coordinator at DLNW in July 2018. She is passionate about sharing her experience, knowledge and strength with the Latino community – and she has a lot to offer.
Together, Marilyn and her family faced her kidney disease and dialysis until Marilyn finally received a lifesaving kidney transplant.
“Thank you, Dad!” Marissa Salgado cannot say it enough. When chronic kidney failure changed her life, the 16-year-old endured years of daily dialysis.
Mark went to Louisiana seeking to give to those hit by Hurricane Katrina. Despite his tragic death, Mark was still able to give the gifts of sight, health, and mobility.
Unexpectedly stricken with Necrotizing Fasciitis -- a flesh-eating bacteria, Mark spent a month in a coma. Today, he is thankful for the skin and tissue grafts that saved his life, and he spends his days giving back.
Faced with so many health problems, many people would have given up. But Mike has faced it with courage and determination. Now, with a donated heart, a donated kidney, and enthusiasm, he's moving forward.