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.
Matt Cavanaugh and Hilary Baude are running 12 marathons in a single year to raise awareness for living kidney donation. Both are donors. Both went through extraordinary experiences that led them to living donation. Read their stories.
This weekend, the Salt Lake City Marathon will form a 26.2-mile human wave of health, running right past thousands in the Salt Lake City area who are homebound in kidney failure. Several runners will demonstrate how those with the good fortune of good health can help others. I am one of those runners.
Steve Wilson may have only one kidney, but that hasn’t slowed him down. After donating one of his kidneys a little over two years ago, he was determined to prove that the procedure didn’t change his lifestyle—so he climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Lt. Col. Jason Elmore is a very fit and dedicated Air Force Reservist. When his mother-in-law was diagnosed with kidney failure and needed a kidney to survive, the family went through the usual practices in organ donations.
In 2013, Shawna Sampson donated a kidney to her cousin Sammi Olinger. Now, nearly a decade later, Sampson is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with fellow kidney donors this week, while Olinger continues to enjoy a second chance at life.
When Milwaukee’s Kathryn Kamm hopefully summits Mount Kilimanjaro on March 10, she’ll be doing it with people from across the country who share one thing in common: They all only have one kidney.
Kidney donor Shannon Catalano plans to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for patients in need, bring attention to the importance of kidney donation, and show that a one-kidney life is far from limiting.