Living Kidney Donor Program: Patient Stories

Aurora patients describe their experience with the living donor kidney transplant program.

  • John Somerville: John’s step-daughter, Alyssa, was his living kidney donor – “Our Thankful Holiday Season”
     
  • Joe Bartolotta: Joe Bartolotta, owner of the Bartolotta restaurants, describes his experience of receiving a living donor kidney transplant from his brother-in-law Jamie Shiparski.
     
  • Glenn Biller: Glenn Biller received a living donor kidney transplant from his wife, Jackie.
     
  • Heidi DeFrank: Heidi DeFrank received a living kidney donation from her brother, Jeff Fahrenbacher.
     
  • Leslie Kallenbach, Living Donor: "We have two kidneys for a reason"
     
  • Kressie Strohmeier: Kressie Strohmeier received a living kidney donation from her friend Aimee Bensene.