The Western PA Kidney Support Groups lost one of its founding members, Stephanie Page, on January 23, 2010.
Stephanie was a little girl with a big heart and a big smile who leaves some very big shoes to fill. Despite the tragic circumstances of her life, Stephanie was always cheerful and looking for ways to help others to live better with chronic kidney disease.
Stephanie's life story was featured on the Pennsylvania Donate Life website as part of their "Extraordinary People" campaign: http://www.donatelife-pa.org/extraordinary_stephanie.asp and in Kidney Times: http://www.kidneytimes.com/article.php?id=20080724162018
Stephanie was proud to be involved with the Renal Support Network as a PEPP Speaker, WeKan Member and Hopeline Operator. She helped to coordinate a very well-attended RSN Patient Lifestyle meeting in Pittsburgh last year, and was working on another one for this spring.
She was also a very active volunteer with the National Kidney Foundation, Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO), Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) and the American Diabetes Association. She touched many lives with her volunteer work and as a personal trainer at Curves. She was indeed an extraordinary person to those of us who had the pleasure of knowing her.
We pray that she is now reunited with her beloved husband, Doug, and her devoted parents, and that she is able to dance again, forevermore.Stephanie truly valued the gift of life she received through transplantation, and used her life to make a difference for so many.
Please click on the guestbook on the "In Memory of Stephanie" tab to leave your tributes to this remarkable woman that we will all miss.
The Westmoreland Support Group lives on, and will now be lead by Jack Silverstein. See the "Who We Are" tab for contact information. Thanks Jack for stepping forward to keep this group going!
Robb & Lora Wilson