Carly Kelly

Transplant Recipient, Minnesota

I was born with a rare kidney and liver disease and spent my first month of life in the NICU. My parents were told I would eventually need a Kidney transplant. When I was 8 years old the doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester decided it was time for transplant and they started the process of finding a donor. My dad was a perfect match and on July 14, 2004 he gave me his kidney. I am forever grateful for receiving a kidney and for everyday I remain healthy.

Because of my dad donating his kidney I have been able to live an active life.

With love, Carly Kelly