Living Kidney Donor
"As an American, I owe my freedom to Veterans like my godfather. I want to donate my kidney so that a Veteran can enjoy freedom from dialysis."
Natalie Luvaas—a mother of four children—learned of Donor Outreach for Veterans (DOVE) when she came across a Combat Veteran and fellow law enforcement officer’s DOVE outreach campaign. Inspired by her godfather, a Vietnam Veteran, who instilled high respect and honor for all who have served, Natalie felt compelled to help this Veteran and father. On August 12, 2018, Natalie gave her kidney to Army Veteran, Kendricks Beown.
Natalie is stepped forward. She hopes her story will encourage others.