Thursday, June 17, 2010

I Have a Story to Tell You

Wouldn’t it be nice if….

Someone who is in need of a kidney transplant attended a Living Kidney Donors Network Workshop and was told to go out and tell everyone they meet about their situation ….imagine that this person puts a sign in his front yard explaining his need …..and places fliers on local community boards, in libraries, stores and banks that describe his situation. Imagine that the local newspaper would show an interest and write a story about him….and local TV stations would interview him….and CNN and other national media companies would air the story. Could you imagine that over 200 people would call this person to say that they want to help and offer to donate one of their kidneys? Could that really happen?

Well, you don’t have to imagine it….that is what happened to Mark Wolper last week.

I have been helping Mark and his friends returning phone calls and emails to all those people, thanking them. And to make this story even more interesting, these people have indicated that they are willing to donate to someone else when Mark finds his one donor.

Mark’s journey with all these new found friends is just starting, I’ll keep you up to date on his progress.

To view a video of Mark Wolper, click on the link at the bottom of the page at:

Harvey Mysel is a kidney transplant recipient and Founder of the Living Kidney Donors Network, a nonprofit organization that offers Workshops and Webinars to educate people in need of a kidney transplant about living kidney donation and help prepare them to effectively communicate their need to family members and friends. The Living Kidney Donors Network website is: and Harvey could be reached at: or follow him on Twitter


  1. Wow- we did the tell everyone you know,local newspaper and TV thing, fliers out and about. To no avail.

    Maybe it is the area we live in.

    My best wishes for Mark- great luck in finding "The One"!!

  2. This is so inspiring, I am donating too, though to my husband, not a stranger, but it gives me a greater courage when I see that people are brave enough to donate to a complete stranger! WOW what a feeling!

    Debbie (UK)

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