Stories of Hope

Lisa, kidney recipient, and Joseph, living kidney donor

Joseph and Lisa have been married for 25 years. They have two sons, Julian and Tyler, as well as two grandchildren, Naleyla and Michael.

After giving birth to their son Tyler in 2000, Lisa’s chronic kidney disease took a toll on her health. She was told she would need a kidney transplant and was eventually placed on dialysis. As soon as Joseph found out she needed a kidney, he began the necessary testing at Emory University Hospital and discovered he was her perfect match.

Today, Lisa is CEO of a wellness and beauty company, as well as an author and healthy living contributor for local television, radio and magazine publications – a career made possible by her husband’s selfless gift.

Story provided by AMAT.