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Barbara Breckenridge, Kidney Transplant Patient Kidney Transplant Patient went to ECMC

After preparing for a kidney transplant at another Buffalo hospital, Barbara Breckenridge was sent to ECMC because her hospital stopped performing the procedures. The transplant at ECMC was successful and Barbara continued her follow-up care there as well. She also became an ECMC pastoral counselor to dialysis patients, a tireless advocate for kidney donation, and currently serves as the Director of Community Relations for the National Kidney Foundation of Western New York.

In August 2009, Barbara traveled to Australia to compete in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter races at the World Transplant Games. Although she had no prior experience as an athlete, Barbara came home with five medals, including a gold! She has been participating in the Transplant Games since 2002, and has attended and won medals in four other Games in: Orlando, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Louisville, Kentucky; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With her new kidney and newfound success as an athlete, Barbara Breckenridge plans to compete in the 2011 Games in Sweden.

Barbara Breckenridge

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