“My kidneys were just done. It was, that was it – and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life. The thought of asking somebody to do [donate a kidney] was really difficult for me… It was really kind of life or death. It’s really hard to think about or even to swallow, especially now that – as soon as I got the kidney transplant, my arthritis went away, my lupus is about a three to five percent chance it’ll ever come back. My blood pressure is better, my energy and my life has been better… I just really hope that we can help someday, I really do. I don’t think what we went through was easy, I don’t think it was fun. I just hope this inspires people to feel good and know there is really good people in the world.” To learn more about Lupus, please visit lupusresearch.org.