June 30, 2022

Giving at The Ultimate Level with Jay Julian

Giving at The Ultimate Level with Jay Julian

Organ donation is one of the most incredible gifts a human being can give to humanity. It is a decision that takes courage and a great desire to help another person who is known or unknown to them. There are very few people in the world who have accepted this call not once but twice (!!) and offered to donate their organs to complete strangers.


In fact, there are less than 100 people and less than 50 men in the entire world that have done what our today’s guest has done. What makes him so special?

Jay Julian donated one of his kidneys in 2010 and 60% of his liver in 2020. He’s completed 10 half or full marathons and is registered for his first trail ultra-marathon this fall. Jay is a transplant mentor with the American Transplant Foundation. 


In addition, together with his wife, Jay leads care groups that build bridges between parents/grandparents of trans and non-binary children/grandchildren, their families, and the church.

Tune in to the sixth episode of Vibrant Life Unlocked and learn all about giving at the ultimate level and how it had changed Jay's life. 


Some Questions I ask:

  • What came to your life after becoming a living kidney donor? (12:34)
  • What surprised you after taking the vibrancy life scan? (15:18)
  • What was your experience donating part of your liver? (25:35)
  • Why do you think there are less than 100 double-living organ donors in the world right now? (31:14)
  • What does living a vibrant life mean to you? (34:53)


In this Episode You Will Learn:

  • Why Jay decided to become a living kidney donor (02:29)
  • His relationship with the kidney recipient (04:45)
  • What Jay is doing as part of healthy living (18:55)
  • How donating a kidney changed his lifestyle (20:34)
  • His experience meeting the liver recipient (30:15)

 

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