'Organ Donation Is, Quite Possibly, One of the Greatest Gifts'
Tyler Scheid knew since he was in junior high that he might someday need a kidney transplant. In high school, he started seeing Dr. Prasad Devarajan, a specialist at Cincinnati Children's. Tyler went on to excel in sports and push himself physically in high school and college. By his junior year of college, his kidney failure progressed, and he needed a transplant. His older brother, Jared, was a match. Their parents, Cindy and Tim, had a good idea of what to expect. Cindy is the recipient of two kidney transplants herself. Tyler says the challenges have made them appreciate life. "Organ donation is, quite possibly, one of the greatest gifts you can give somebody," he says.