BUFFALO, NY-- Check out these remarkable stories of kidney donors and recipients.
Mitch Stone- The Jamestown resident was on kidney dialysis when he posted his profile on the Kidney Connection website. It was seen by Diane Bookhagen of Springville, who became his donor.
Diane Bookhagen- The Springville resident watched Greg Emminger’s story on Channel 2 and was inspired to become a kidney donor herself. She found her recipient, Mitch Stone, through the Western New York Kidney Connection website.
Michelle Clark- Michelle of Cuba, N.Y. donated a kidney to three year old Rosie Miller of Randolph, N.Y. Michelle was moved to donate after seeing a story about Rosie in the local paper.
Rosie Miller- Rosie of Randolph, N.Y. was just three years old when she received a kidney from Michelle Clark of Cuba, N.Y. Rosie’s mom saw a story on Channel 2 about kidney donation, and posted Rosie’s profile on the Western New York Kidney Connection website. Today, four years later, Rosie is a happy and healthy little girl.
Pete Steffan- Pete of Elma, was a childhood friend of Greg Emminger. When he saw the story on Channel 2 of Greg donating one of his kidneys to a total stranger, Pete was motivated to become an altruistic donor himself. His recipient lives in Baltimore.
Greg Emminger – the North Tonawanda resident was the first kidney donor’s story Scott Brown profiled on Channel 2. Greg found his recipient through the Western New York Kidney Connection website.
Mark Schifferle- Mark of Wheatfield saw a story on Channel 2 about someone donating a kidney to a total stranger and was inspired to become a donor himself. Mark wanted to donate to a Vietnam veteran and found one, Robert Murphy of Buffalo, on the Kidney Connection website.