Our Hero – Gary Meets His Kidney Donor

The day finally came when Gary was able to meet his kidney donor, Dan Porter, by phone.  Dan is a very religious man.  We could tell that his faith weighed heavily into his decision to make a life saving kidney donation.  He is the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia.  Dan originally set out to donate his kidney to his co-worker, Carissa.  When he discovered they were not a match he and Carissa entered into a Paired Kidney Exchange.  Within 4 hours (it usually takes up to 11 hours) Dan was matched up with Gary in Madison, WI and his co-worker was matched up with a donor in Minnesota.  In total, the Paired Kidney Exchange had 6 pairs of donors and recipients.  Dan sent us some videos and articles about his story.  See links below.

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4 thoughts on “Our Hero – Gary Meets His Kidney Donor

  1. Faith A Keidan

    What an incredible man and story this is…he has touched many lives. Inspiring.What a gift he has given with his generosity and faith. That had to have been quite a phone conversation. Amazing…Thank you for sharing this happy ending/beginning!

  2. Hedy Nuriel

    Wow, thank you so much for sharing. I often think about you and wonder how Gary is doing. I am so happy to hear that he is well.

    Thanks, Hedy

    On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 7:40 PM Living Donor Love wrote:

    > livingdonorlove posted: “The day finally came when Gary was able to meet > his kidney donor, Dan Porter, by phone. Dan is a very religious man. We > could tell that his faith weighed heavily into his decision to make a life > saving kidney donation. He is the 633rd Civil Engineer Sq” >

  3. Hi Hedy. Thanks so much for your good thoughts. We think about you guys as well. Glad you are enjoying your life!

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