Podcasts

The Waiting Game 2

Posted on October 26th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Roy Allen Bumpers first came to know Lifebanc when he participated in the Lifebanc Stepping For Life shows. Roy was part of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and helped make that event a success. Although Roy knew at the time that he had kidney disease, he lived his life and tried to maintain good health. That worked for years, until an unexpected trip to the hospital […]

The Waiting Game

Posted on October 19th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Roy-Allen Bumpers was first introduced to organ donation and Lifebanc through participating in the Stepping for Life show. As a member of Alphi Kappa Psi, he and his fraternity brothers work hard to help educate college students and their families about the need for more registered organ donors. Roy had a personal stake in the events because he had been diagnosed […]

A BMV Donation Story

Posted on September 28th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

We know thousands of Ohioans have registered their donation decision through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.The Ohio Donor Registry is managed by the state of Ohio through the BMVs and each agency ask citizens if they would like to give the gift of life. September is National BMV Appreciation month, and a time to thank our partners for helping to […]

From Recipient to Living Donor

Posted on September 21st, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Colleen Flynn Goss knows what a challenge looks like and has remarkably overcome many in her life time with style and grace.  Being a young woman in her teens, Colleen noticed her vision was changing and it was discovered that she had a disease that affected her eyesight. It use her significant visual impairment.   Although her […]

A Lifesaving Friendship

Posted on June 8th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Eddie and Kathy Cheyfitz had settled into a nice pace in life until a minor dental procedure lead to the discovery that he was in kidney failure. Eddie was preparing to begin dialysis, but his wife Kathy felt sure they would find a living donor before he got to that point. So it was a […]

Faithfully Waiting

Posted on May 10th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

On any given morning, more than 300,000 listeners start their day focusing on their faith and positivity by tuning into 95.5 The Fish – a contemporary Christian Music station here in the Cleveland Area.  One of the familiar voices on the morning show is the traffic guy David Sprouse.  Dave is probably most recognized for cheerfully sending morning […]

Advocate for Others

Posted on March 9th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

As Jim Myers went through dialysis and the transplant experience, he noticed a gap in advocacy for kidney patients. Determined to fill that gap, Jim started using his experience and education as an attorney with two MBAs in business and health administration to advocate full-time for proper kidney care; he  specializes in using social media to help fellow renal patients. Listen to a stimulating conversation with a national advocate and learn more about […]

Journey to Life

Posted on October 27th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Something just wasn’t right. Weight gain, shortness of breath, and excessive thirst kept La’Tanya from normal activities. Also having a persistent cough, she went to a doctor where they did blood tests. When she returned home she received a surprising message telling her to go to the hospital. La’Tanya had been diagnosed with acute kidney […]

A Family Diagnosis

Posted on October 12th, 2020 by Colleen Gerber

Having a family member in organ failure doesn’t happen often. Imagine, then, the overwhelming challenges faced by a family with multiple members in this vulnerable condition, all wondering whether they will receive an organ transplant or be forced to live a compromised life. For Julie Dabb Pencak, this is the reality she lives every day. Listen to Julie […]