From a World Series champion, to needing a kidney transplant to stay alive. That’s the life for former Major Leaguer, Ed Hearn. But thanks to a Minneapolis woman, Hearn’s future is as bright as ever.
Ten years ago, Brian Martindale donated a kidney to a child. Now, he’s traveling the country to find 100 adults willing to donate a kidney.
WWE broadcaster Megan Morant donated one of her kidneys on July 14. Morant, who worked with the National Kidney Registry to find a match, said that all things considered, she felt good, and fortunate to be in the position to help save someone’s life …
WWE on-air talent Megan Morant is donating a kidney to Margrette Mondillo, the wife of David Mondillo, who she worked with for the NFL’s New England Patriots. Morant and Mondillo are not a blood type match but they are able to participate in the National Kidney Registry’s joint donor program.
This Father’s Day, two Twin Cities dads will meet for the first time, but they already have a special bond. After six and a half years of sobriety, Matt Bohlke decided to donate his kidney to a stranger. That stranger ended up being Keith Meyer, who lived just a short drive away.
In 1973, Lenny Stakofsky gave his daughter Sharon a kidney. That kidney has been functioning for 50 years—more than twice as long as the average transplant—and has only recently begun to falter. Lenny died in 1994. His kidney lives on. It’s a 90-year-old kidney inside a 64-year-old body.
Jeff Tatur and his older brother, Jim, are training together for the Trinona triathlon to celebrate an experience they went through together 24 years ago, when Jeff donated a kidney to his 12-year-old brother.
Michael Dailey and Linda Liberator feel like they’ve known each other all their lives, but neither knew about the other until last September. Both have August birthdays, and they share upbeat personalities and senses of humor. They share a physical bond as well—each carries one of Liberator’s kidneys.
Sean Elliott is the basketball star behind the “Memorial Day Miracle,” arguably the most famous shot in San Antonio Spurs history. What you may not know is that when he made that shot, Elliott was in kidney failure. Elliott had a transplant and came back to play 12 more seasons in the NBA.
There were 25,000 kidney transplants in America last year. The most ever. One of those involved a Trumbull County man. Mike Dailey, of Howland, learned that Linda Liberator, of North Carolina, gave him his kidney, but never met her until today.