November 4, 2016

Mother Gives Back to School in a Big Way With Kidney Donation

By Ali Skahan

Many parents volunteer for the PTA at their child’s school, or lend a hand with school events, but for Kati Walker, her involvement went much further. Nancy Shaver, the principal of her children’s elementary school,had been struggling with polycystic kidney disease that was affecting her ability to work properly. After receiving an email from the school district saying that Nancy was in need of a kidney transplant, Kati volunteered to be tested as a potential donor and was quickly approved. After a successful surgery, Nancy was back in school in just over a month, happily noting, "I can continue doing what I like to do, and my biggest outcome is that I have a lifelong friend.”

Tags: Kidney & Bladder, Transplants, Uncategorized, Visiting Mayo Clinic

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