For more than seven years, JePahl endured dialysis treatments three times a week, leaving him exhausted and putting his future on hold. His father had suffered from the same kidney disease so he understood the struggle he faced. Too weak even to walk across a parking lot to see a movie with his brothers, he learned patience and perseverance. A kidney transplant restored JePahl’s health and renewed his hopes and dreams. Now he is enjoying life to the fullest, including marrying the love of his life. “I appreciate being able to be the husband that she deserves,” says JePahl. “My kidney transplant made that possible.”