It was mid 2003 when my father, Steve Farber, learned that he had severe kidney disease. His skin was pale and his energy level was low. The doctors told him that without a transplant or dialysis, he would surely die.
He wasn't well enough to wait three years to become eligible on a wait list for a donor kidney and dialysis seemed too burdensome for my father who was just 60 years old at the time.
On May 11, 2004 my father received my kidney in a 2-hour transplant operation at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Nine years later my father approaches 70 years old with all the vigor and energy he had before kidney disease came into his life. I encourage you to walk with me November 10th and to consider supporting me and the National Kidney Foundation.