My name is Simon. I am 41 and a hospital doctor. I have a wonderful wife, two amazing little children ... and end stage renal failure.
I received one kidney transplant previously, but it only lasted four years. Although a kidney transplant is neither a total nor permanent cure, I know first-hand how life-transforming it can be; that it takes away the limbo of waiting on tiresome, painful, dreadfully life-dominating dialysis, and releases one to live life with energy and the ability to make plans and dream dreams for many extra years.
I am hopeful I can make a difference working with LLGL. It's a pity I cannot battle illnesses in the way I trained to help others, but hopefully this will be a way in which I can still make a difference.
If you want to know more of my story (in fact a 14-hour film of a day-in-the-life of me), check out https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/news-and-campaigns/time-to-sign-14hr-film/