Patient Stories

Our kidney transplant patients and living kidney donors tell their stories. To learn more about the kidney transplant program at The University of Kansas Health System, or to request an evaluation as a donor or recipient, call 913-588-1227.

Tony ZinsTony Zins
When Tony needed a second kidney donation, his former college roommate and family friend, Craig Nelson, raised his hand to volunteer.
Brendan ConnerBrendan Conner
Brendan's cousin, Kyle, helped the recent college graduate enter the next chapter of his life with a living kidney donation.
Jamie Fountaine and her father/kidney recipient Stephen HaugStephen Haug
When his daughter gave him the gift of a kidney, Steve was provided with a new chance at life, and the freedom he'd missed.
Martin GonzalezMartin Gonzales
Hoping to give his mother a better life, Martin underwent evaluation to see if he could become her living donor.
Libby FrashierLibby Frashier
After her husband received a kidney donation and no longer required hers, Libby knew she still wanted to help someone else live a better life.
Shekinah BaileyShekinah Bailey
The Army veteran remembered the pledge he'd made as a soldier, and chose to help a coworker's husband through living kidney donation.
Jerry and Jett CaseyJerry Casey II
Father's gift brings new freedoms to the whole family
Jennifer BranchJennifer Branch
Jennifer Branch has one message she'd like anyone who has polycystic kidney disease to know, "Living with PKD is not a death sentence."
Officer Darin Chance, Grain Valley Police DepartmentDarin Chance
Military veteran, police officer credits donor and care team for his new lease on life.
Nate Rivera and Tim SaylorNate Rivera
Tim Saylor was a stranger until his unexpected gift saved Nate's life.
Cathy Robertson
Kidney transplant recipient beats the odds.
Living kidney donor

David Seldner 
Living donor gives David Seldner the gift of life.