One donor's story: Beverly Killebrew

  • Brooklyn Center
  • Organ
  • Living Donor: 2003

I am the oldest of 8 siblings. I have 5 brothers,  2 sisters, and also I am a mother of 3 daughters. I have 6 grandchildren and 9 great grand children. My hobbies are gardening,reading and cooking. I am a chef. I have my own catering business.

Helping others.

I became a donor when my younger brother’s kidney was not working. If he would have been put on the list it might have been 2 years or more before he received a kidney. Other family members were not a match, so I decided to get checked and I was a perfect match. I called my brother and said, “Let’s do it, I’m a match.”  That was in 2003 and he’s doing well.

Beverly Killebrew