Make a Gift Today to Help Create a Healthier Michigan
Bridget Nobach received a kidney from her mom, Amy.
Hi, my name is Bridget and I am in second grade. I didn’t know how important my kidneys were until I found out mine weren’t working right and that I needed a new kidney to live. My mom was my kidney donor. My new kidney helps me to feel good, play with friends and go to school and learn. I named my new kidney, “Mom”. -Bridget Nobach
The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is near and dear to our hearts. Our daughter Bridget was a seemingly healthy seven year old girl until one day we received a call that would change our lives forever. In February, Bridget was diagnosed with a kidney disease called nephronphthisis and was in need of a kidney transplant. After months of tests and searching for a compatible donor, it was determined that I was a match and would be Bridget’s donor. What a great feeling to know I could help my daughter and give her the gift of life! On June 14, 2013, a successful kidney transplant was performed at Univeristy of Michigan Hospital. A week after Bridget’s transplant, while still in the hospital, she drew a picture for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan with the wording ‘Every Kidney Counts’.
Our family looks forward to being part of the upcoming Kidney Walks in the fight against kidney disease and to celebrate the gift of life that Bridget was able to receive. Thank you for joining my family with your support to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Their vital work helps make lives better for adults and children like our Bridget. We believe every kidney counts and every penny counts to support the cause! -Amy Nobach
Your support has helped the NKFM to provide prevention and patient service programs to countless Michigan residents in the past year. Thank you for giving a gift today to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan by clicking on the DONATE NOW button on the left or sending a check. If you have any questions about giving to the NKFM please contact Lisa Schutz Jelic at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-222-9800. Thank you for your support!
Supporting Our Mission
The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan has many opportunities for you to give to support our mission. Each gift contributes to creating a healthier Michigan. Through our Programs for Early Childhood Health, we hope to educate every child how to protect their health by eating better and exercising more. Through our Prevention & Education programs we aim to create a place where diabetes and kidney disease are no longer epidemics, where dialysis units are not needed, and where everyone needing a transplant would receive one without a wait.
This vision for a healthier Michigan inspires many to support the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan with a donation towards our programs and services. You can read more about our dream by viewing our Healthier Michigan Case Statement. You can help us realize this dream my making a gift today by calling 800-482-1455, or give online.
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Giving a gift in memory or honor of a loved one that has been impacted by kidney disease is a thoughtful way to contribute to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. For some, this provides a hope and healing at a time of grief. Funeral home directors and family members are encouraged to contact the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan to inquire about opportunities to make memorial gifts. For more information please call Barb Currier Giza at 1-800-482-1455 or click here to give online.
One way to remember your loved one is with an engraved brick in our brick patio. For more information about giving memorial gifts and about purchasing a brick in memory of your loved one, contact Barb Currier Giza or call 800-482-1455.
Another way to make a contribution to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is through a planned gift. These types of donations offer an opportunity to give for the future of the NKFM. Planned giving can be accomplished through many different forms such as wills, trusts, life insurance, gift annuities, pay on death accounts, gifts of securities, and retirement plan assets.
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Donate your used car, truck, or boat to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and you could be eligible for a tax deduction. Your vehicle will be picked up for free and the proceeds from the sale will benefit the many programs and services of the NKFM. Donating your car is simple. Call 800-488-CARS or visit kidneycars.org for more information.