‘The Call That Changed My Life’: Kandy’S Story | Green Chair Donate Life Sit-In 2024

In a heartfelt interview on Toledo’s long-running 9:00 a.m. show, Candy Takis shared her remarkable journey as a kidney recipient, spanning over two decades. Candy’s journey began in 1999 when she fell gravely ill, eventually leading to a diagnosis of kidney failure. After enduring a year and three months of dialysis, Candy received a life-changing call on July 2nd, 1999, informing her that a kidney was available for transplant. The news brought overwhelming emotions, marking the beginning of a new chapter filled with hope and gratitude.

Recalling the pivotal moment, Candy vividly described receiving the call while at the old Woodville Mall, an experience that stirred a wave of emotions. With tears in her eyes, Candy recounted the profound impact of the transplant, which not only extended her life but also granted her the opportunity to be an active mother to her young son. Through the gift of organ donation, Candy has embraced life to the fullest, partaking in adventures and milestones she once thought impossible.

As Candy celebrates nearly 24 years since her life-saving transplant, she reflects on the immeasurable gift bestowed upon her and urges others to consider organ donation. With her son now 27 and thriving, Candy’s journey stands as a testament to the transformative power of saying “yes” to organ donation. Though she has yet to meet her donor’s family, Candy remains grateful for their selfless decision, recognizing that through their generosity, she has been given the gift of life.


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