One donor's story: Amy Her

  • Roseville
  • Organ
  • Living Donor: 2009

I love life and would love everyone to see how beautiful it is.

God, Life, Family, Friends, Happiness, Love, and Everything. Every moment is precious and important to me.

My uncle had kidney failure for two years. The whole time he was going through his struggle I was living in Taiwan. When I returned from Taiwan, right away there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to donate my kidney to him. When I had volunteered to donate my kidney, I heard a lot of people in my community state that I should not do it, since I was still young. Although, I know they were just scared for me, I never thought twice. Why would I be so selfish with my kidney, truly I only need one to survive and if God had different plans for me the outcome would’ve been different. This was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. To see my uncle eat, drink and live life how he wants makes it all worth it. You only live once, make it worthwhile.

Amy Her