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We sat down with CDC Ambassador Mary Baliker and her brother Doug Frankenstein to learn more about the importance of organ donation and donor protections. Mary was diagnosed with a life threatening kidney condition at just nine-years-old when doctor's told her parents that she had six months to live. After years of treatment and therapy, Doug donated his kidney to Mary, affording Mary the selfless gift of life. After over four decades and multiple transplants, Mary continues to share her story today, with an emphasis on organ donation and living donor protections. “I have faced many hurdles with kidney disease since I was 9 years old. My motto is LIVE every moment LAUGH every day LOVE beyond words. Never give up!” Learn more in this short slideshow and stand up for living donor protections in your state today! [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="" preload="auto" autoplay="true"][/video]