Kidney Stories with Leesa Thompson

Welcome to Kidney Stories!

I’m so happy you found me. I am a kidney recipient, kidney coach and advocate. I received my gift of life through a chain started by a non-directed donor in 2018. Since then, I’ve helped many others to find their living kidney donors. Now, I’d like to help you navigate this difficult system! Sharing your kidney story is the best way to find your donor. Let’s develop your story together!

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On my facebook group, KidneyStories, I asked the question, “How did you feel when you first heard that you needed a kidney transplant?” The answers were as varied as the people. 

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If you’re like me, when your doctor said you either needed dialysis or a kidney transplant, it was overwhelming. I remember this conversation all too clearly. I cried, had some lunch and a drink, then cried some more.