Laura Altobelli, Donor Mentor

Laura is a living kidney donor from San Antonio, Texas. She is a mother of three, now living in Colorado with her family, and gave the Gift of Life in 2011.’

What do you do for a living?

I am an analyst for the Colorado Department of Public Safety.

What do you do for fun?

Activist work!

What are your hobbies?

Walking! I am Forrest Gump.

What are your passions?

I am very passionate about living organ donation, human rights and a better food supply.

Why did you choose to be a mentor?

Because if I can do it, anyone can.

What is your involvement with ATF? How long have you been involved>

I am a mentor in the 1+1=Life Mentorship program, and I’ve been involved since my donation in 2011.

What about being a mentor appealed to you?

I have been in mentoring and peer counseling types of relationships for a long time. It’s part of how I like to give back and keep learning.

Are you a donor mentor or transplant recipient mentor?

Donor mentor, primarily.

Fun Facts:

  • Favorite Sports Team? Broncos!
  • Favorite Food? I am like a little goat and love to eat everything.
  • Favorite or Dream vacation? Beach or big city.
  • Favorite Movie? Contact.
  • Favorite Band? Too many to name!