Bonnie (Adler) Morgan -Foundation in honor of Kims mom. Bonnie was born in 1947 with defective kidneys. All her childhood she fought constant sickness, in and out of hospitals. Three months after getting married at 18 Bonnie fell deathly ill, her kidney was shutting down.
The doctors advised Bonnie’s family that the only way for Bonnie to survive would be a kidney transplant. At which time, Bonnie’s mother Ruth got tested and found she was a perfect match. In July 1965 Bonnie received her mom’s kidney through a successful transplant.
With the new lease on life Bonnie began yearning for children. Because this had never happened before, after a transplant the doctors were very hesitant
March 1968 Bonnie was the first transplant in the US and about 5 in the nation to give birth after a transplant. (Kimberly Morgan Bossily) It was after Kim’s birth that the doctors realized that Kim was not waking up for feedings a2nd that her blood had probably been affected by the medication Bonnie took to keep her kidneys functioning.
Bonnie continued throughout her life to cautiously watch her kidney functions and in the late 1990’s had to undergo another kidney transplant this time receiving it from her cousin Tom Adler.