Chris Klug Foundation

Chris Klug FoundationChris Klug was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis in 1991. There is no cure for PSC; a liver transplant is the only way to stop the progression. In 2000, after six years on the waiting list, Chris received a liver transplant. Just 18 months later, he won a bronze medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics, becoming the first organ donor recipient to medal in the Olympics! Now, the Chris Klug Foundation works to educate and raise awareness of the importance of organ donation. They hope to “Eliminate the Wait” for organ and tissue donations.

Why Do We Give A Chip?

CKFBagsIn early 2010, Jim Goldberg, the founder of Deep River Snacks, learned that his middle son, Meyer, was afflicted with both Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Crohn’s disease. Both affect the liver and neither one has a cure. Eventually, he may need a liver transplant. Chris’s story showed Meyer that he can still live an extraordinary life like his new hero, Chris. Together with the Chris Klug Foundation, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation and donor education.

Learn more and get involved: chrisklugfoundation.org

 

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