My story started as an innocent conversation over lunch with one of my best friends and work colleagues over the past 30 years. He told me he was in stage four renal failure, and the following week he was going to the University of Minnesota and would be placed on a waiting list for a kidney.
I went home, did a bit of research about stage four renal failure, the University of Minnesota’s transplant center and found out that Bryon was one sneeze away from dialysis.
I took an online survey from the University of Minnesota in November of 2017 and to make a long story short, became a living kidney donor to Bryon on May 17, 2018.
My life has been blessed in so many ways prior to and post donation. I was and continue to be a healthy 59 year old. I still enjoy CrossFit, hiking and all of the activities I did prior to my donation.
In October of 2018 I had the great privilege of sharing my story on The TEDx stage in Omaha, Nebraska.
– Dan Howell
To watch Dan’s funny and uplifting TEDx talk, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLuhFZX_jf4