According to KidneyTexas President Natalie Taylor,
As President of KidneyTexas, Inc., my Christmas wish is for your readers to gift friends and family with our online holiday donations made in their honor. These gifts will help us save lives in our quest to cure kidney disease.
Our very successful luncheon, chaired by Terri Bumgarner and Lauryn Gayle White, raised funds for research at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the PKD Foundation, National Kidney Foundation’s Camp Reynal, and the purchase of two hemodialysis machines at Children’s Medical Center.
The story of Jun Choi inspired many donors at the luncheon. Jun suffered from nephrotic syndrome and had only a short time to live, despite being at the top of the wait list for a kidney. Divine providence intervened when an unknown donor and mother of five, Treisha Glowacki, donated a kidney to Jun, saving his life. Jun spent three summers at Camp Reynal, which restored his spirit and changed his life. He returns every summer as a counselor.
There are so many worthy stories to share. Millions of Americans suffer from kidney disease, and it is projected that a majority of us will develop kidney disease in our lifetime. Please help us stem the tide and save lives by making my Christmas wish come true!
-Natalie Taylor, KidneyTexas president
* Graphic and photo provided by KidneyTexas