Joe and Debb arrived to Wisconsin last night from Arizona with the Phoenix Express, our lodging for a number of nights along the route. Due to COVID squelching our plans to stay with people along the route, their offer to join in was a huge game-changer. Debb and Joe attended the same High School as Lynn and I. Debb in the same class, Joe a year ahead.
The Sante Fe support vehicle.
A friend of mine sent this to THE ORGAN TRAIL FB page:
Hey Mark! I just want to say I think what you are doing is SUPER inspiring. You absolutely live every day to the fullest and with all your heart – all while seizing the moment and creating opportunities that enrich and change lives. As you know my grandma passed away from kidney failure. She had been on dialysis for THIRTEEN years, and when she finally decided she had enough and removed herself from treatment, she passed away 3 days later. I can only imagine how having a new kidney would have changed her life or given her and I the opportunity to know each other better. I’m sure receiving a new kidney was something she never even dreamed possible for her. THANK YOU for what you are doing. The positive impact of your drive and choices will ripple throughout our hearts and communities for a very, very long time. Cheers! Brenda
Revelate Designs out of Anchorage, Alaska, has come on as a partner to help share The Organ Trail story in an effort to reach as many people with our message for the need of organ donors, primarily living kidney donors. I have been using their bike accessories for years without any issues.
Salsa Bikes has joined us to help share the story of The Organ Trail in hopes of reaching more people with our message of the need for donors, especially living donors. Stay tuned for an interview we’re putting together.
I was honored to be asked to be part of a conversation with a local mother looking for a living kidney donor for her adult son in stage 5 renal failure who is on dialysis 10 hours every night.