There are so many worthy causes that deserve attention, but I've chosen to work with the National Kidney Foundation because of the stories I have personally witnessed. I have loved ones who battle diabetes and as a result have depleted kidney function. Others have had brushes with kidney issues because of medication overuse. And in 2020, I became a living donor for a beloved friend who had PKD...unfortunately PKD runs in the family.
And through sharing my donation story, I was surprised to hear how many other people I knew were directly affected by kidney disease. Friends and co-workers opened up to me about their experiences, and I'll forever be grateful to have been able to donate and to have heard other stories because of it.
Like I said, there are many ways for you to contribute to making lives better. I thank you for considering this one.