May I have that ride? I'd like to see her before her transplant.
Donna became a part of the Neighbor Ride family in 2015 - using our service to get to a fairly typical variety of medical and physical therapy appointments. The summer of 2017, however, brought a new challenge. Donna's kidneys were failing. Placed on a transplant list, she faced months on dialysis. But she wasn’t alone. Neighbor Ride's volunteer drivers, who had already fallen in love with the fun and feisty 68 year old, rallied to ensure that week after week, she was able to get the life-sustaining treatment she needed. 107 rides later, Donna's prayers were answered and she successfully received a new kidney. Volunteers had jokingly "fought" over taking her last few dialysis rides as they vied for an opportunity to see their special friend before her transplant surgery. Today though they're happy to be taking her to those fairly typical appointments once again - enjoying spirited conversations and quite a bit of laughter along the way.
Did You Know?
- Nearly 10% of the rides we provide are for dialysis treatment.
- 70% of these dialysis rides are provided for free through our Good Neighbor Fund.
- Companions travel at no cost, making it easy for clients to bring loved ones along for support.
- With 130 different drivers providing transportation for a dozen dialysis patients in 2018, 225 unique volunteer/client pairings established a warm and expansive network of caring for those is need.