One donor's story: Dawn Schaefer-Stumpf

  • Annandale
  • Organ
  • Living Donor: 2016

I am a graduate of St. Olaf College and have my Master’s in Education from St. Cloud State University. I currently teach kindergarten. I have an incredibly supportive family which includes two teen children that keep my life filled with adventures! I love to travel and paddle board.

Spreading kindness is important to me. There is nothing greater than LOVE and life is for sharing!

I had a God poke the moment I heard my friend was in need of a kidney. I didn’t choose to be a donor, it chose me. We all have gifts to share…I guess one of my gifts happened to be a kidney! (Ironically, it was my recipient and friend that has taught me much in life about sharing the gifts we have! He’s an amazing man and I’m so honored that I was able to share my life with him so he can live more fully!)

Dawn Schaefer-Stumpf