Driving For Life Mission

Driving For Life began in 2022 as a visionary initiative to advocate nationally for both children and adults in desperate need of kidney transplants. This mission is deeply personal to us, as it was ignited by my own life-changing experience as a living kidney donor to 10-year-old Jessica Schwerin in 2013. Her story and the startling statistics of nearly 2,000 children needing immediate kidney transplants and thousands more undergoing dialysis or treatments urged us to establish KforK
We embarked on the “Driving for Life” journey in 2022, and in 2023, we expanded our reach, traveling over seven thousand miles across the nation, amplifying the voices of children in need of a kidney transplant, and raising awareness about the critical importance of organ donation. Our advocacy has resonated deeply with audiences, generating positive results and fostering trust among kidney parents and potential donors alike. The ultimate goal of the Driving for Life mission, is to recruit a minimum of 100 adults to donate 100 kidneys to 100 children. Your tax-deductible donation will allow us to continue this nationwide lifesaving mission!

At present, there is no other kidney organization that actively champions the cause of children on a national scale as KforK does. Our work has been acknowledged by numerous families who have implored us to continue our mission. We are fully committed to this cause, and we have an ambitious agenda for the year ahead.

In the coming months, we plan to arrange television interviews for children and adults, participate in Zoom sessions, and embark on the next leg of our nationwide campaign in the spring, covering a minimum of thirty states. Our goal is to reach 5,000,000 Americans, educating them about the possibility of becoming living kidney donors to reach our goal of 100 kidneys for 100 kids. Your kind financial support will make this possible! The following are some of the TV and magazine interview links from our life saving mission!

Interview links:

Man on 12,000-mile road trip to find living kidney donors for 100 kids, including CTX toddler
Community rallies behind 13-year-old boy searching for kidney donor
Kidneys for Kids plans to give 100 kidneys to children this summer
Whitmer High School teacher donates kidney to student, surgery a success
Kidneys for Kids
Ohio high school student in need of kidney gets gift from unlikely source: His math teacher
Meet the Michigan who brought his Kidneys for Kids mission to Wilmington
Bay City man advocates amid woman’s need for lifesaving kidney
Awarenow the Compass Edition