[MUSIC PLAYING] We're both back running. We both feel really good.
You can really tell easily is my time's gotten a lot slower. That's one of the first symptoms that showed up. I have polycystic kidney disease. And it's a hereditary disease. And cysts grow on your kidneys and eventually choke out the actual real function of the kidneys. It's just an amazing sacrifice. It's humbling to see him to be willing to do this. And just a great friend. And it's just amazing.
He's a really great guy. And like I said, he never put any kind of pressure on you, you know? And he's never complained. So yeah, he's a really good guy. So my kidney has found a nice home.
Rich not only participated by taking care of himself, in terms of eating healthy and keeping his weight at a healthy state and staying active. He also participated in our living donor champion program. That is a program that is unique to the University of Chicago.
And what we do is we teach the recipients how to tell their story and how to go about asking others to potentially donate an organ. That's a very difficult thing. I mean you're not asking somebody to loan you a cup of sugar. You're asking somebody to go through a surgical procedure.
The surgery went very well, successful. We're both back running. We both feel really good. And we're both really happy at everything that transpired at the University of Chicago.
This is really one of the truly altruistic things that is done. It's the gift of life. And it is the ultimate altruistic gift.