Today I am reminded why I do pro bono work for Silverstone Solutions…
Years ago I was in Chicago for a business trip and met up with my college friend Michael Schaffer. That night he told me he had a disease that would probably kill him in the next few years, I was saddened but didn’t really know what to do or say.
Years later when I began to do work for David Jacobs the founder of Silverstone I learned all about PKD and realized that’s probably what Michael had described.
I looked Michael up online and was relieved to find that he had gotten a transplant and was living happily and healthy. We reconnected and I told him about the project.
Yesterday, I tweeted about the latest article written about Silverstone and this morning a got a note from Michael. The transplanted kidney failed and he was again waiting for a kidney. Michael’s on dialysis but as David has explained to me, while dialysis keeps you alive, the longer you are on it the more your body deteriorates.
Now I know why I do work for Silverstone. I do it for Michael.