Following surgery on Nov. 29, 2023, I find myself getting stronger each day as I work through some residual pain and consume a potent cocktail of 14 immunosuppressant pills a day to protect this greatest gift of all. A shout out to my medical team at Porter AdventHealth in Denver, and my miracle working wife Joan who has been by my side during this entire 1-1/2 year journey back to health.
Think how you can save a life by sharing your spare. Meanwhile, I’ve started to share lessons learned with a fraction - for now - of the 90,000 Americans seeking a kidney donor. This is my new calling.
My thanks to real estate celebrity Barbara Corcoran for her help with my search.
My thanks to weekend anchor Jaclyn Allen for her interest in covering my plight.
Members of Kidney Donor Athletes came to Denver and Boulder in June for a reunion of their March 2022 advocacy climb of Kilimanjaro. All were kidney donors and all but two out of 22 climbers successfully summited, supported by some 100 porters.