By writer to stupiddope.com
American Ninja Warrior competitor Austin Gray joins forces with The Nationwide Kidney Basis (NKF) to assist kidney sufferers who want a transplant. Grey, who donated a kidney to a childhood pal, is a present finalist on the present which aired final night time.
In a new PSA and long-form video, which chronicles Grey’s journey to turning into a residing donor to kidney affected person Kaylee Adams, he discusses how he first determined to donate and the way it affected his expertise on the hit present airing on NBC.
“There are 100,000 individuals who want a kidney, and I believe there’s positively 100,000 individuals within the nation who’re keen to be donors however simply don’t realize it but. Nearly everybody has the capability to do what I did,” says Grey within the PSA.
The brand new PSA with American Ninja Warrior Austin Grey is a part of NKF’s residing donor platform, THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE, which gives free assets to kidney sufferers and households on the lookout for a residing donor, and free assets to those that are fascinated by donating a kidney for transplant. THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE is designed to extend kidney transplant and residing donation via instructional applications, direct affected person and care associate assist, and by educating kidney sufferers the way to share their story and make the “large ask” to their mates, family members, or group to think about making the “large give” of a life-saving organ.
“A kidney transplant, not years on dialysis, is one of the best remedy for kidney failure,” mentioned Kevin Longino, CEO of the Nationwide Kidney Basis and a kidney transplant affected person. “To the Nationwide Kidney Basis, individuals like Austin Grey are heroes, they selflessly donate a kidney to somebody in want and by doing so, give this kidney affected person an opportunity to reside an extended and wholesome life. We’re so grateful to him for serving to us elevate consciousness of residing donation and we’ll be cheering for him through the finals,” added Longino.
“After my transplant, I used to be ready to return to a traditional life, my job and college,” mentioned Kaylee Adams. “By Austin donating his kidney to me, he completely modified my life and I’m actually so grateful.”
Austin Grey will compete within the American Ninja Warrior Finals airing subsequent Wednesday October 28th on NBC. To study extra about turning into a kidney donor go to kidney.org/livingdonation, or name toll free 855-NKF-CARES. To share your residing donor story on social media, use the hashtag #BigAskBigGive.
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