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A mother’s love: Son saved with kidney donation

By Lara Malbon / April 21, 2020

When Brandi Larson was pregnant with her now five-year-old son Alex, she learned he was going to need a kidney transplant. Alex had Caudal regression syndrome, a disorder that impairs the lower development of the body. The kidneys are often malformed. Without hesitation, Brandi wanted to be his living donor. She had the support of…

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Alexandria woman uses social media to find living donor

By Lara Malbon / March 31, 2020

Malkia White needs a kidney transplant to save her life.  In November 2017, she learned she was in renal failure after having chronic kidney disease most of her life. When she was a child, Malkia was diagnosed with Berger’s Disease, a condition that damages the glomeruli inside your kidneys. “I want to live to spend…

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Minister grateful for his second chance at life

By Lara Malbon / March 9, 2020

“The journey really took off after the transplant,” shares Dr. Patrick Gee. “Everything I went through with this transplant. Everything that I went through while I was on peritoneal dialysis. Everything that I went through with being hard-headed and not wanting to take care of myself led to divine intervention.” In 2003, Patrick was diagnosed…

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Providing Hope One Transplant at a Time

By Christina Jenkins / December 6, 2019

Donate Life Virginia Member is Second Living HIV-positive Donor in Nation

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Denis & Gary at Heart Walk with Bon Secours Rehab Staff

An Unexpected Friendship

By Christina Jenkins / November 22, 2019

Denis Popp will tell you it was his faith and bright outlook that helped him get through the dark days. But he will also tell you the unwavering support of a stranger made a remarkable difference.

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