Saturday April 24, 2021
Join us for our second Virtual Donate Life Run/Walk this April! More details to follow.
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Today, Craig and Kathleen make it their mission to spread the word on organ donation. They urge others to discuss organ donation with family and friends, and consider becoming an organ donor.

"This transplant has changed our lives and we hope the lives of many other people. We have always thought that this chapter in our lives was meant for some reason. We believe that is our calling to help other people understand how and how unique and unbelievably special it is to dedicate oneself as an organ donor

Craig and Kathleen Hostert met as clerks at a local Sav-on where, Kathleen says, "I fell madly in love with Craig my first day on the job."  Now married with two beautiful children, the Hosterts are an active couple. Going on ski trips. Coaching Little League. Running in races as a family.  You would never guess that Craig used to rely on three-times weekly dialysis to keep his kidneys functioning, or that Kathleen donated a kidney to Craig just 11 years ago.

In 1996, Craig was diagnosed with Berger's disease, an autoimmune disorder of the kidneys.  When kidney failure became a real possibility, Craig's three brothers and sister tested to be kidney donors, but were ruled out.  After months on dialysis for Craig and endless testing, Kathleen was matched as a donor.  On June 25, 1998, the transplant surgery was completed, with successful results.

The Donate Life Run/Walk is the first in what Kathleen and Craig hope will become a Fullerton community tradition. The last seven years have been a huge success and this year's Run will be larger.

Walk Participants

Listen to the stories from the people whose lives have been touched by Donate Life:

Tyler - Age 15

John - Age 55

Lacy - Age 15

OneLegacy Mix

Donate Life & KZLA