Daring to Believe: A Memoir of a Living Kidney Donor by Amy Gray-Cunningham
One night, through Facebook, Amy’s husband, Chuck, learned that the brother of a high school friend had polycystic kidney disease and would soon die without a kidney transplant. Married to his high school sweetheart, this man had two beautiful daughters, and with an organ transplant, he could still have a full life ahead of him.
After hearing his story, Amy Gray-Cunningham prayed that someone would step up and offer him a kidney. Then the impossible happened! She heard God’s Voice tell her that she would be the someone to save this complete stranger’s life by donating her kidney.
And, she dared to believe!
Guided by faith, Amy, Chuck, and other members of her family navigated their fear and trepidation to proceed with the donation. Amy’s faith and trust in God saw her through the surgery to not only save a man’s life but also to find a renewed purpose in her own life and all of its infinite possibilities.
What might you be called to do if you dared to believe?
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“Thanks for sharing your amazing journey in this book”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Shelli Simontacchi
I read this book in one setting. Amy, the author, is married to a co-worker of mine. The book is about her journey as a living kidney donor to a stranger. I was moved by her compassionate heart and her distinct calling to donate a kidney. Organ transplants are miracles and a living donor even more so. Personally, I only know about non-living donors since my Dad had a heart transplant and my SIL’s sister had an intestinal transplant of 5 organs. Amy, thanks for sharing your amazing journey in this book. God has definitely used you for a great purpose. I pray that many read this book and consider organ donation as a living donor or a non-living donor. Because of donors, my family members have had a second chance at life. I have friends currently waiting for organs and pray for the perfect match for all who are waiting. Donate Life!!! #daringtobelieve. #donatelife
About the Author
Amy Gray-Cunningham was born in Virginia and grew up in Germany as an “Army brat.” As a teenager, Amy’s family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where she’s lived for over 30-years.
Amy met and fell in love with her high school sweetheart, Chuck Cunningham, and after 20-years of separation, they eventually married in 2009. Together they have two adult sons.
Amy is a living kidney donor and volunteers on the Board of the National Kidney Foundation Serving North Carolina. She co-chairs the Annual NC Kidney Gala to raise money for the continued education of kidney disease and kidney transplants.
She has written a book called Daring to Believe. Her book chronicles her journey throughout the entire kidney donation process. It’s a resource for other potential living donors to understand what to expect.
Daring to Believe is also an inspirational story about following God’s calling in your life even when everything seems impossible.
What might you be called to do if you only dared to believe?
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