The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) recently announced the two winners of our annual Bounce Back Give Back Awards this year. The award recognizes two organ transplant recipients who exhibit an outstanding quality of life post-transplant, whether it is through career accomplishments, participation in sports or hobbies, or simply leading fulfilling lives with their family and loved ones.
One of our Bounce Back Give Back Award winners this year is Joelle Atkinson, who was diagnosed with infantile polycystic kidney disease at birth. At just 10 months old, Joelle had both kidneys removed and was put on-at-home dialysis. Her father donated one of his kidneys to her as a living donor eight months later.
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