Meeting Potential Donor Heroes in San Diego – Kevin
Kevin is representative of our amazing backup donors.
A friend of mine, Alan Prohaska, went to business school with Curtis at UCLA. He mentioned Curtis’ need at a men’s bible study program that we are both involved in and asked that we pray for Curtis and his family + spread the word. When I heard the story, I felt a calling like this was something I was going to do. I went home and got on the website and said “yeah, absolutely.”
I’m Christian and I’m a believer. I absolutely believe it was God just talking to me. A lot of times, I don’t listen but don’t know for whatever reason…I sort of let it rest for a day and let it simmer and said, “I don’t know what I’m feeling.” The next day, I woke up and talked to my wife about it and she said, “just go with it.” My wife could just tell that this is something I felt strongly about and said “wow, I’ve never seen you like this. Just go with it.”
This happened about two months ago. I did a ton of research the first few days. I have three kids – 6, 3 ½ and 18 months. Two boys and a baby girl. The two boys are boys’ boys. I just wanted to make sure that I could be a Dad after the surgery. My boys are really physical, and we like to wrestle and throw each other around a lot. Through all of my research, I learned that yes, kidney donation does have an impact on your future lifestyle, but the impact is pretty minimal compared to what you can do for someone.