decided to do a "Kidney Swap," that is to anonymously
donate her kidney in order to place her mother Jackie at
the top of the organ donation list.
-- Jordan Gray, who at just 20 years old, is dedicated to
increasing awareness of kidney disease and organ
transplantation. Jordan's mother Vivianne Pommier had a
kidney transplant and Jordan uses their experience as he
works to educate others, including students at Georgetown
University where he is currently enrolled.
-- Quandra Lee, a two-time kidney transplant recipient was
diagnosed with kidney failure at age 17. Quandra spent time
on dialysis and received her first transplant from her
mother, Gillian Bates, when she was 19. After 10 years, her body
rejected the kidney and she received another kidney, donated by
her brother-in-law Tony in February 2002.
Walkers can register online by visiting the National Kidney Foundation's website, http://www.kidneywdc.org. In addition to the registration capabilities, walkers can use the online tools to build their own fundraising web pages quickly and easily. Every walker who raises $100 or more will receive a Kidney Walk t-shirt and other prizes will be available for top fundraisers.
The Ronald D. Paul Companies, Inc. has generously offered to match funds raised up to $50,000 by individual walkers, walk teams and corporate sponsors. Other sponsors include Davita, Hunton & Williams, Georgetown University, Washington Hospital Center, Pacers Running Stores, Kidney Kids, SportsTalk 980, Chipotle, and Porter's Dining Saloon.
|SOURCE National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area|
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