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Hey there! I’m Beth. I am a living kidney donor, teacher, advocate, certified transformational lifestyle health coach, wellness practitioner, and determined business lady with an entrepreneurial spirit. I help men and women with a chronic disease, living organ donors, and those who have received an organ transplant, transform their health so they can get on with creating memories with their kids, grandkids, family members, and friends - living the life they want to be remembered for…

A bit of my story…

After donating a kidney for my husband who had kidney disease and all the other ugly debilitating conditions that comes with it, I looked for a positive intention that was buried in those trying times. For one, we were told that we’d have about 20 years together before his kidneys failed, for good. Thankfully, we already had a toddler and one on the way. Adding insult to injury, we also found out that it was unlikely he’d be a candidate for transplant. That my friends, changed everything.

We took chances, lived life, and raised a family at full speed; never knowing for sure when we wouldn’t be able to. We learned to find humor in our darkest days and laugh instead of cry. We lived with the mindset of now; not someday. We bought the farm, literally a horse farm. We honored our promises to the fullest and chose to intentionally take great care of each other. We didn’t argue and still don’t to this day. We are inseparable and my heart still flutters every time I think of him. Our love story and lives began the day we met. Our greatest challenges are our greatest gifts…

Lucky for us, advancements in modern medicine allowed for the possibility of transplant. The news of his kidneys failing for good, and, that the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor would potentially see him for the transplant process, arrived on the day of our second child’s high school graduation. The end was not the end at all, it turned out. This was just the beginning…

When my husband’s successful transplant and my successful donation were over, there was joy, elation, an overwhelming sense of awe, and time to reflect. I realized that although things worked out fairly well, medically speaking, there was still a lot left on the table surrounding donation and the underlying causes for kidney failure. I researched everything and went back to school. This time to become a coach that would be able to help change the experience that others were facing.

As founder of Magnificent Decisions LLC I’ve created a health and wellness platform filled with sustainable lifestyle solutions around the how to that can slow the progression and negative impact of chronic diseases that end in organ transplant. I see a world where people can work toward living longer healthier lives, delaying or eliminating the need for an organ transplant. As a living kidney donor, I know first hand the challenges and triumphs of this amazing feat, and I’m here to help.

I once heard, “If you want something you’ve never had, you have to be willing to do something you’ve never done.” That must have been ingrained in me at a very early age from my parents, as it’s my go-to prompt whenever I meet a challenge. It inspires me to be resilient, and persistent. And those two magical words remind me to look for the myriad of choices that are possible when viewed from a different perspective. Sometimes they are hidden in plain sight. Other times they are illusive, or buried deeply under lock and key, needing some creativity and tenacity to unearth…but I always get the job done.