I few months ago, I was asked to join a Toastmaster’s Club to help people in the kidney community. Our Club is serving as a source for people looking for a kidney, donors that want to get their story out to help raise awareness, advocates helping a friend or loved one find a kidney, anyone […]
The Organ Trail started out as just a “thing” Lynn and I were going to do to create awareness about the need for living kidney donors. We never sat down and thought just how big TOT might get. As we started out I asked for help in a number of ways, media (Mark Bruner), riders […]
I can’t say enough about the NKR.org. Garet Hill started this organization knowing that his daughter would need another kidney someday and he saw deficiencies in the system. The voucher program is unique to the NKR. This is the NKR story.
MUZZY BROADCASTING, STEVENS POINT, WI T.K. Michaels at B104.9 has been helping us spread the word about The Organ Trail since the beginning. We’ve connected for remote updates from Natchez, LA on TOT 1.0 and Time Square on TOT 2.0. We hope to connect a time or two on TOT 4.0. Scott Krueger at 92.1 […]
Cane River Brewing in Natchitoches, Louisiana, is where it all started, where High Smith and I happened to be at the same place, at the same time, sitting right next to each other. He had been on dialysis for around 5 months and was looking for a kidney donation. I had been thinking about backing off […]
Bill Conner put me in touch with Lori Steele of Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency. Lori is helping get the word out about the bike ride and our mission of the the need for organ donors, both deceased and living. Lori below on the left.
It was suggested I make contact with Bill Conner, from Madison, Wisconsin, as he had completed a similar bike ride that I’m planning back in 2017. His journey was to meet the person that had received his daughter, Abbey’s heart after her organs and tissue had been procured after a tragic accident. Bill gave me some great […]
Tom Lais, friend. Tom and I met at the Arrowhead 135 winter ultra-marathon years ago. We both attended a pancake breakfast put on by a local church group. Since that time we’ve raced together at a number of events and keep in touch talking about what old farts talk about.
Greg Haack, friend. Greg and I met when Lynn and I lived in Madison, WI. Greg was/is an integral part of the Madison mtn bike scene and we’ve spent many a day riding together, racing against each other and discussing the politics of the day.
Bill Barthen, friend. Lynn and I have gotten to know Bill from attending the Tuscobia 160 winter ultra-marathon and has become a good friend. He’s somewhat of an expert at logistics who gets things done.