I thought “Kansas City People” editor Ann Spivak’s understated article about a modern-day philanthropic hero, tucked away on the 17 page of the Sunday Star Magazine, was worthy of front-page placement (2/24, “Donor would do it again to fight PKD”).
Leigh Reynolds, national manager of the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation “Walk for PKD,” sees her day job as more than simply raising money to stamp out a genetic disease. She gave one of her kidneys to someone in need whom she had met in the course of her job.
She did not go so far as to “give one’s life for another,” but she gave life nonetheless.
Her reward? A neat scar to remind her of the greatest gift one human being can give to another. Now that’s pure philanthropy!
Jared J. Grantham, MD