NOTE: Our website has moved to: http://socialmediastolemykidney.com/
The woman who sent me this is my mom’s 82-year old neighbor. She gave my mom $50 for our film. Your $50 could buy… Amy Donohue (that’s me!) saw a tweet one night in January 2011. A friend’s mom had just agreed to be put on the kidney donor list, as her kidney disease was getting worse every year. Amy saw the tweet and responded “I’ll do it. I’ll donate my kidney. What do I have to do?” During the testing process, Amy lost her job, got a new one, met amazing people in the community, and learned about life and love. So, it’s a documentary about a kidney donor on a cross-country trip. Her goal? To meet as many other donors as she can, tell their stories, and bring awareness to live organ donation. All of the donors were “met” via Social Media. By showing all these donors living normal, happy lives, people will be less afraid to donate and hopefully be inspired to do the same! People are asking me every day what they can do to help. We will be having fundraisers, but the thing we need the most help with right now is contacts. We have emailed major hotel chains, but nobody has gotten back to us. If anyone has any contacts in that industry, it would be greatly appreciated! We will also be needing new camera equipment. I’ve reached out to Panasonic and JVC, to no avail.