After years of struggling with a genetic kidney disease, Cybele says an activity as simple as walking up the steps was a difficult feat. But a few years later, after a kidney transplant, Cybele ran her first 5K with her daughter, Isabella, who also suffers from kidney disease. She said she owes it all to her donor family and God.
“Before my transplant, walking up the steps of my house to my bedroom made me feel out of breath. I could not have pictured running even around my coffee table before my transplant,” Cybele says. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about the donor family.”