Posts by Kristie Lemmon

The story of the Mark Brody Memorial Kidney Walk Logo

This is the story of two Alaskan kidney patients – Mark Brody, former dialysis patient and transplant recipient, who died to young of kidney failure and Deb Lestenkof, former dialysis patient and two time kidney transplant recipient, and who created the beautiful logo for Mark’s 2018 Memorial Kidney Walk. “When I created the logo, I thought…

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Fast Facts about being a Living Kidney Donor

Would a fellow Alaskan benefit from my living kidney donation?? Yes, there are approximately 150 Alaskans waiting for a kidney transplant but in the last ten years, an average of only 30 Alaskans have received a kidney transplant each year. Who can be a living donor? If you’re in good health and 18 years or…

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the Mark Brody Memorial Kidney Walk & Celebration

How the Mark Brody Memorial Kidney Walk & Celebration was born:   The Mark Brody Healthy Initiatives program was established by his family with a monetary donation to the Alaska Kidney Patients Association (AKPA) to honor Mark after he passed from End Stage Renal Failure in Anchorage on May 24, 2009. To create sustainable funding…

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Is it in you to be a Living Kidney Donor?? Jodi’s story

In 2011, when Jodi’s house burned, Jennie, was the first person who showed up to help. A few years later, when Jennie collapsed on a flight and learned she would need a kidney, Jodi returned the favor to a coworker she now calls family. what follows is the original story from Alaska Airlines –   Posted…

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