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Advocate Spotlight: Kathy Lechuga

Kathy Lechuga

Kathy, with her husband, Don – working the Grand Junction Rockies game.

Donor Alliance volunteers and advocates are the heart and soul of our efforts to inspire and inform our community about the importance of signing up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor in Colorado and Wyoming. Each of our volunteers and advocates has their own unique and inspiring story to tell. This month, we’re featuring Kathy Lechuga from Glenwood Springs, CO. Kathy is the mother of a transplant recipient, her son received a lifesaving kidney transplant in late 2010.

What is your favorite thing about volunteering for Donor Alliance? I enjoy talking with people at Donor events. Their stories are always inspiring.

If you could have any superpower for 24 hours, what would you do? I would heal the children of the world. They are our future and we need to nurture and heal them.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Do the best you can with the situation at hand.

What is your favorite holiday and why? Christmas is my favorite holiday as our whole family has the opportunity to spend time together.

What is your favorite season and why? My favorite season is Fall. The cooler temperatures and the beautiful colors are inspiring to me.

What is your proudest accomplishment? Raising my beautiful children. I enjoyed every age and love having them as friends now that they are adults.

What is the last book you read or movie you saw? Would you recommend it? I just finished Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir by Jayson Greene. It was a book I would highly recommend. The heroine becomes an organ donor.

What song would you sing at karaoke night? I cannot carry a tune so I do not sing in public or privately.

What are some of your favorite hobbies? I sew princess dresses for my granddaughter and memory bears for the families of Hospice patients.

If you could take an all-expenses paid vacation, where would you go? Chartres Cathedral in France.