Dear Deen Vetterli and the National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho,
I would like to take this opportunity to express my utmost gratitude for Kidney Patient Educational Scholarship. Over the course of my time at Brigham Young University, I have encountered many challenges that many students my age are not required to experience. Such as, protecting my health, and that of my newly transplanted kidney (a gift from my mom) due to Covid. It has been an unanticipated challenge. However, I have been able to attend many of my pre-med classes online, thanks to your scholarship. I have received many blessings, not only from my mother for giving me life, but for again giving my life by donating her kidney. The emotional support of my family, and the financial scholarship aid from the National Kidney Foundation of Utah. Not only has this assistance allowed me to prioritize my new health, post kidney transplant, but has given me meaningful opportunity to seek meaningful and substantial opportunities to connect with others, volunteer, and participate in school in a way I hadn’t imagined when Covid first began circulating in 2020. Thank you for allowing me to be of service at the Kidney Walk and to give the blankets our family made together as a project, to those still on dialysis. Thank you so much for all of the work you do. I know it takes many Kidney Kars donations to help as many kidney patients and families as you do.
KH (Kidney Transplant recipeint, Sept 2018)