"I hope to enjoy what remains of my life and all the celebrations and gatherings I will be able to participate in with all my grandchildren and children. There is a lot of life left for me that I would like to continue to enjoy with family, friends (furry ones, too!), in running, gardening, being out in nature, and in helping others."

Susan— POtential kidney Transplant Recipient

My name is Susan, and I am asking for your help to save my life.

I have lived in Colorado for most of my life, and I call Boulder my home. I am 68 years old and have been married for 31 years. We have four wonderful adult children and eight grandchildren, the youngest seven years old. I am happiest when our family gathers for celebrations, holidays, or just because. I enjoy many activities, but I especially love running.  My passion includes running half marathons, my favorite distance.  

I spent most of my career as a psychologist in a Denver area hospital and in a medical clinic. I found fulfillment in supporting patients and their families, often during difficult and critical times in their lives. Following my recent retirement, I now volunteer at a local hospital with our dog, Bodhi. As a certified therapy dog, Bodhi and I visit patients and medical staff in hopes of brightening their day and relieving some of their stress. I hope to continue this work for many more years. Regardless of my role or position, I have spent over 50 years serving and helping others. Now I find myself in the position of needing help.

I am approaching the need for dialysis with only 18% of my kidney function remaining. I am healthy is all ways except for my kidneys and have been told that I am a good transplant candidate.

None of my family is able to donate due to a variety of health factors.

To Become My Living Donor:


Please fill out the questionnaire linked below for my transplant center if you would like to be tested to become my donor. You will need my name: Susan Bennett. ALL MEDICAL COSTS ARE PAID BY MY INSURANCE!


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I have a history of taking very good care of myself and your potential donation would not be lost on me. The gift of life from a living donation would be priceless,  sincerely appreciated, and the kidney very well cared for. This is a big ask that is unimaginably difficult. It's hard to find all the right words to express the depth of gratitude I would feel for being considered.

Living donor transplants generally have better outcomes and can be arranged at a time convenient for both parties. No waiting and wondering while my body continues to weaken. More so, this surgery is covered for both the donor and the recipient under my health insurance!

If you have any questions or concerns about the living donation process in any aspect, please sign up for the American Transplant Foundation's Potential Living Donor Database and we can provide you with any resources you may need, including speaking with a living organ donor directly.

I would appreciate you sharing this information with anyone that you know who might be interested or a match. 

Thank you so much for your consideration!