Why your Kidney Car Donation Means So Much

 (In letter to all Kidney Foundation of Utah employees sent Friday, November 21, 2008):

I would like to remind you why we all work here.  We just received a call from the mother of a kidney patient who was evicted from her home a few months ago. She has a 2 yr. old son on a ventilator and on dialysis. She is now homeless and has been living in her car. Pam Grant, the pediatric social worker at the U, called and asked if we could make an emergency financial grant to get her in an apartment NOW. Thanks to the many donations we receive thorugh Kidney Kars and generous cash contributions, we were easily able to grant that request.  I just received a thank you call from that child’s mother.  Overwhelmed, she spoke in words broken up by tears of gratitude. Thank you all for making this kind of wonderful thing happen.  Sincereley, Deen Vetterli, CEO, National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho

NKF Utah Predicts the Utah vs. BYU win with frightening accuracy for over 20 years

Since 1987, the National Kidney Foundation of Utah has held the Rivalry for Charity Golf Tournament, featuring a play off between the head coaches of BYU and U of U.  The loser of the tournament has to sing the winning school’s fight song.  The Rivalry dates back to the days of LaVell Edwards and Ron Mc Bride.  “It’s a well know fact on our board,” says Deen Vetterli, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Utah, “that whoever wins our golf tournament, loses the ‘big game’.”  At this year’s tournament, held at the Country Club in Salt Lake, Kyle Whittingham was overheard saying:  “I’d love to win this round of golf, but every time I win, we lose the big game against BYU”.  

So who won the Kidney Foundation Tournament?  Let’s just say it was on the news when Bronco Mendenhall sang “Utah Man!”  Great news for BYU fans tomorrow!

Utah Car Donations Help Utah Kidney Patients

I appreciate all that you do for kidney patients here in Utah.  Without your help, I would not have been able to afford my prescriptions.  I wanted to thank you for your help.  I hope you receive many Kidney Cars Donations so you can help many more kidney patients here in Utah!  — J. Edwards