I started dancing at the age of two, my knee began dislocating in sixth grade. My freshman year of high school I had my first knee surgery to try and correct the damage, I tried to continue dancing despite my injuries. In my junior year of high school, I was put on a donor list for a donor knee cap, cartilage, and partial tendons. I waited for 4 months, once they found my match everything moved so quickly, in and out of hospitals and specialists for appointments.
Once I had received my tissue transplant my entire life changed, no more dislocations, no more worry. I can now dance like everyone else on my team. I am so incredibly thankful for this organization and my donor family.