Thank you for my scholarship

I wanted to thank the foundation for the generous scholarship I received.  Going to college has gone from a dream to reality.  But without the assistance the National Kidney Foundation of Utah has provided, I do not know where I’d be today. You are helping me make a better life for myself.  I’m 21 now, but when I was 16 I received a kidney transplant.  It changed my life.  Being sick makes you wonder if you will ever be able to accomplish anything and now I have the world at my fingertips.  I am the first person in my family to go to college.  I am in my final semester of the Occupational Therapy Assistance program at Salt Lake Community College.  I have always had an interest in the medical field.  I am very grateful to be able to persue my passion.  The Kidney Foundation does wonderful things and I will forever be grateful for how you have helped me since my transplant.  Sincerely, Brooke R.

Kidney Patient Scholarship

My name is Christine N., I am the recipient of the $700 scholarship from the National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho.  I can’t describe how happy and thankful I was when I first read the letter explaining I had received a scholarship to go back to school.  This time has been so financially trying (insurance benefits changed, and I had to pay an increase in my co-pay).  I had to take out a loan last year for school, but that always makes me very worried (what if I’m not healthy enough to pay it off when it comes due?). The tuition assistance was a wonderful peace of mind.  I am on track, ready to start the semester and continue studying!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  –Christine.

Thanks to Kidney Kars I can go to College

My name is Brooke.  I received a scholarship from the Kidney Foundation so I can become an Occupational Therapist Assistant.  I received this scholarship because, 3 1/2 years ago I received a kidney transplant. When I was 10 I as diagnosed with level 3 reflux. They tried to fix the problem surgically, but the scarring and the damage was irreversible.  Four years later, my mother was able to give me her kidney.  It was a rough experience, but I felt so much better after the transplant.  I had become so sick over those 4 years, I did not realize how bad I felt, until I felt good again– thanks to the Kidney Transplant.  I am so thankful to the Kidney Foundation for this scholarship.  Thank you for all the Kidney Kars donations, thank you to the corporations and individuals who are willing to look after those of us who have had some difficulties in their life.  The Kidney Foundation is helping me acheive a career– one that will support me and allow me to help others in pain.  I express complete appreciation to the donors and to the National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho.   Sincerely,  Brooke R.