I was a juvenile diabetic, so I always was very aware of my health. I was able to stay pretty healthy until I was 26. That’s when my kidneys started to fail.
In 1987, I began peritoneal dialysis treatments to do the work my kidneys could no longer do. Dialysis was horrible for me. I suffered constant fatigue, nausea, and swelling and eventually found it very difficult to continue working. When my doctors began talking about a kidney transplant, my husband and I decided to return home to Columbus, with our three very young children, to have the extra support of my family.
by Kim Hoser
My son Jonah was born 14 years ago with a serious heart defect that changed our lives. He needed several open-heart surgeries but what would save his life in 2001 was a heart transplant. He was only four years old. His donor was seven.
Jonah loved everything OSU. But his ultimate light in his life was Brutus Buckeye.
Whether it was growing up a Buckeye fan, supporting Ohio State as an undergrad at Syracuse University, or choosing Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy for graduate school – this university has always played a part in my life. However, I never thought it would play as big a role as it does today. (more…)
Chilly mornings, changing leaves, an energy in the air – fall is almost here. It is my favorite time of year in Ohio, not only for the weather, but as an Ohio State alum, I’m anxiously anticipating Buckeye football!
The team has a lot to prove on the field after a tough summer. Ohio has a lot to prove off the field too. We are taking on the ‘team up north’ in the (more…)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Nov. 8, 2010
Columbus, OH – While the Buckeyes and Wolverines are gearing up for a gridiron face-off, another battle is brewing off the field: The Buckeye–Wolverine Challenge for Life.
In its fifth year, the life-saving competition is designed to motivate fans across the states of Ohio and Michigan to save lives and register as organ and tissue donors. The states are competing to see who can register the most new organ and tissue donors before Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. Currently, Michigan is winning by more than 19,000 new registrants. (more…)
For the fifth year in a row, the Buckeyes are taking on the “Team Up North” in the Buckeye-Wolverine Challenge For Life. The goal for this community-minded, life-saving competition between the Buckeyes and the Wolverines is to register the most NEW organ, eye and tissue donors before the annual football match-up. (more…)