One donor's story: Michael Deneen

  • South St. Paul
  • Organ
  • Living Donor: 2005

I think of myself as just a regular guy.  I enjoy the outdoors, fishing, camping and nature.

Family, Family, Family!!!

My father, John Deneen, was sick with diabetes and his kidney was failing.  After almost 2 years of Dialysis it was brought to my attention that I could possibley be able to donate a kidney to my dad.  I jumped at the opportunity.  The procedure went off without a htich.  Dad felt GREAT for several months, but the damage to the rest of his body was more than he could take. I wish I had known sooner about the donation process.  It possibly would have given my dad and the rest of our family more time together.
Rest in peace Dad.

Michael Deneen