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Tonya Kuvshinikov

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Baxter & Willie Jean are celebrating Donate Life Month because organ donors saved their Mom!

My Story

Baxter & Willie Jean are celebrating Donate Life Month because 2 organ donors saved their Mom’s life with 2 separate transplants! I’m still here to spoil and adventure with my furry kids because of the selfless gifts that my donors gave me 5 years ago. My first kidney and pancreas transplant was in 2018. My kidney clotted and was removed with emergency surgery the day after transplant. Luckily, my pancreas made it through! After 25 years of being type 1 diabetic (which caused my kidney failure), I was diabetes free! 3 months later, I was eligible to be relisted for transplant. My life was saved once again by a very young pediatric donor. I am humbled and honored to have a chance to live a full, healthy life again in honor of my donors.

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