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Episode 1 of the documentary planning

So, I’m going to start making short videos on what we’re doing to plan for the documentary. It’s turning out to be a LOT of work, but it’s also really fun. So many people have contacted me with ideas, and I appreciate that a lot. Here is episode 1:  

Getting our ducks in a row. Or something.

We are both chomping at the bit, excited to promote and get the word out there on our project. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, though, and have to get all the foundation built before I start really going for sponsors and creating fundraising events. Have you ever done an IMDB bio? It. Sucks. I’m … Continue reading

My first kidneyversary! (April 19, 2012)

Today, we’re celebrating a year since I donated my kidney to TinyMom. Thankfully, I didn’t hear anyone say “Would you shut up about your publicity stunt already?” today. It’s been amazingly supportive, to say the least. I’m overwhelmed. I will not shut up about it. Ever. Just knowing that there’s a woman donating next month … Continue reading

National Kidney Day & emotions running high (March 8, 2012)

Cripes, it’s been over a year since I volunteered to donate my kidney. In 5 weeks, it will be a year since the surgery. You’d think everything would be dead & gone, moving on, etc. Nope. Woke up this morning to see so many other donors and families of donors posting on Facebook about National … Continue reading

Community (August 13, 2011)

The past few days, I’ve seen some things said about community. Or lack of it. People who don’t feel a sense of community are usually those who don’t deserve it. You have to be a good person for a community to envelope you. You have to GIVE to get. Living in CenPho for 6 years … Continue reading

50,000 tweets & my 90-day kidneyversary (July 21, 2011)

I have been so busy the past month or so that I’ve let my blog sit idle for too long! Bad, Amy. Bad! So, Tuesday was the 90-day anniversary of me donating my kidney to TinyMom. As you all know, she avoided going on dialysis for 10 years with a very strict diet. She had … Continue reading

A week of huge highs, but the deepest low (May 21, 2011)

I’d been soooo excited for weeks about speaking to 9th graders as a school in Scottsdale. Sometimes I miss being in the classroom (I taught middle & high school for 6 years) but I doubt I would ever go back to teaching. They kids were great and seemed to actually pay attention. I was hoping … Continue reading

A month after my surgery and I feel great! (May 19, 2011)

I would say I am about 85% recovered from the surgery. My laproscopy scars are almost all healed. The incision where they took the kidney out has no more scabbing, but it’s still numb and a bit swollen. It doesn’t hurt anymore, though, to get up and down like it did at first. I am … Continue reading

How can anyone say this was done for publicity?????? (May 5, 2011)

It saddens me that people think I donated my kidney for attention. It’s been over two weeks since the transplant surgery, yet I still see it being said. Wait. This doesn’t sadden me. It hurts. It hurts really badly that anyone could think this. It also makes me extremely angry that anyone could say such … Continue reading

Kidney donation recovery (May 1, 2011)

Well, it’s been 11 days since I donated my kidney to TinyMom. I am finally moving around better. For the first time in 11 days, I wore underwear yesterday. I couldn’t wear it until now, because my belly was so swollen from the incision they made to pull my kidney out. I’ve got 4 laproscopy … Continue reading