Kelly's husband, Staff Sergeant Louis Gentz, reflects on his wife's experience.
I can not help but think of my wife.
My wife has received three kidney transplants in her life time; all three have taken place at the UW Hospital and Clinics.
I have the greatest job in the world; I defend the great citizens of the United States by being a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army. I am an active guard reserve soldier for the Wisconsin Army National Guard. The great people of this country have supported my wife and I by providing us the best medical treatment in the world.
While being trained to deployed to the Middle East, I know my wife will always be there when I come home with your help.
I have read that there are a very small number of people in this country that have been blessed with the opportunity of receiving three kidney transplants in their life time, and my wife is one of them.
I cannot start to explain the gratitude that my wife and I have for UW Hospital, the Wisconsin Army National Guard and the great citizens of this country. I can only say thank you to all of you for what you have done. I do not feel that I can do enough to repay all the donors, doctors and nurses that have given my wife Kelly and I this great gift. Thank you to all of you!