About Us

 Back: Gary & Barbara Hoffman. Middle: Eric Myers, Nicole Hoffman Myers, and Marlow Hoffman. Front: Caleb & Hayden Myers.

Back: Gary & Barbara Hoffman. Middle: Eric Myers, Nicole Hoffman Myers, and Marlow Hoffman.
Front: Caleb & Hayden Myers.


What we're a stand for

We're a stand for our mom Barbara finding a living kidney donor match as quickly as possible. For as long as we can remember, she has been the wind at our backs when our energy has waned, but now it's Barbara who is in need of our support. As a community, we can share her story far and wide. As an individual, you can get tested to see if you might be the everyday hero who saves her life.

We're here to tell you about Barbara, answer commonly asked questions about living donation, and share stories from those who have donated a spare kidney with a loved one, acquaintance, or stranger. 

In the hope that future families don't have to experience what Barbara's family is going through, we have also created The Bionic Kidney Campaign. We're raising $3 million (which covers one year of testing) for a bioartificial kidney that a team of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, is creating as a permanent solution to End Stage Renal Disease. With your help, the bioartificial kidney will be available to save millions of lives by 2020.