Organ Oracles 12: Erika Kaiser, Transplant Athlete (Mexico) 2-3
With a professional dancer for a mother and a professional musician for a father, at an early age Erika learned the importance of dedication and training to always be in front of people. Her preparation paid off as she because a famous Mexican television host but one day during her daily exercise, she developed a pain in her leg that she didn’t recognize. Soon she was diagnosed with Lupus and needed a transplant. Her lifetime of preparation told her what to do next: Save her own life by launching a GoFundMe page.
Con una bailarina profesional para una madre y un músico profesional para un padre, a temprana edad, Erika aprendió la importancia de la dedicación y la capacitación para estar siempre delante de las personas. Su preparación dio sus frutos como una famosa presentadora de televisión mexicana, pero un día, durante su ejercicio diario, desarrolló un dolor en la pierna que no reconoció. Pronto le diagnosticaron Lupus y necesitaba un trasplante. Su vida de preparación le dijo qué hacer a continuación: salva su propia vida al lanzar una página de GoFundMe.
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