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Received - Living Kidney Donor NYP/Weil Cornell 3/2024

Karolyn Goodwin retired in 1995 from the Army after 20 years of service. She was 22 years old when she joined the Women’s Army Corps and was part of the first class that needed to qualify with an M-16 rifle to graduate from basic training.

Karolyn’s first assignment was in office administration, which she did for three years and spent time in Korea with the 2nd Infantry. For the next 10 years, she was an Army recruiter in New York and finished out the last 7-8 years in an Office Administrative position as a supervisor before retiring in July 1995.
After Karolyn’s service in the military, she worked eight years for the New Jersey Youth Challenge Program for troubled youth; spent time working in a call center and then went to school for Early Childhood Education and Business Administration. Her schooling was cut short when there was a house fire in her home, and she lost everything making it impossible for her to get back to school.

Karolyn was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2016 and is believed to have come from complications of hypertension and she plans to do peritoneal dialysis when the need arises. Karolyn has enlisted the help of a Veteran's organization called DOVE Transplant which is helping in her outreach to find her life-saving kidney donor. DOVE will assist all prospective donors throughout the process and make sure they do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses related to the evaluation or surgery.

A healthy person can live a normal life with one kidney and save this Veteran's life! Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more OR call 551-449-8319.

Karolyn Goodwin

Army Veteran

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