Hi I’m Bobby and I live in Seattle. Three years ago I had a bike crash, had a plate put in to reconstruct my wrist – some donor bone was needed to make that happen. Super grateful to get my full mobility back, I wrote to the donor family, and our exchange got me thinking, “What can I do to help others more?”
Enter my friend who told me her story of receiving a kidney, what life was like before and after, and so I contacted the University of Washington to begin the process to donate my kidney to a stranger, which I did January 2, 2019.
Was this a good decision? I can answer that by saying it was one of THE best decisions of my life and has transformed my life in ways unimaginable. The friends I’ve gained, the experiences I’ve had, and the feeling of helping someone in need are all massive contributors to what has now become a most incredible life I’m blessed to live. It’s time now to donate my voice in hopes of finding more donors! I’ve not missed a beat and recently bagged my first 14er!
– Bobby McLaughlin