WorldLegacy Graduates Create Largest Kidney Swap

My WorldLegacy Experience

Jim G. Charlotte, NC

I graduated WorldLegacy NC86 in the fall of 2006. I was a personal trainer and fitness instructor at that time. One of my clients had introduced me to the work being completed at the WorldLegacy and invited me to
attend. Being in the health and fitness industry I have been to many professional conventions and other training opportunities before. I decided to go because this was one of my biggest clients, and the
fact that he was so sincere, told this me was something different. I showed up vowing to do it on my terms. What I found at WorldLegacy was an amazing group of individuals really committed to creating positive change, transformation, and helping others find their voice. This was getting real about what is really happening in my life today. I knew I had to do it.

Eighteen months later…..

I have formed my own corporation, secured my first contract for providing corporate wellness and health promotion solutions. Begun to assemble a team of health professionals to provide the very best in wellness coaching and health promotion programming. Developed several websites for our businesses.

I rode three Century (100 mile plus) bike rides for charity in 2007. I was elected president of the CUMC chapter of the United Methodist Men’s National Association. I helped lead a mission team to Mississippi to complete Katrina disaster relief, for the last 5 years.

The experience I had in the personal leadership work I completed at WorldLegacy created a profound change in my outlook on my life. At the time I had no idea how big that was going to be. I had talent
before, what I received was this crystal clear vision of what I wanted and an understanding that the only thing keeping me from it was me. Take the risk to explore all the possibilities that await, if
you dare to look. Find your voice and be heard, make a difference.

John Foley, NC100 Leadership Graduate and Kaaren Johanson, NC61 Leadership Graduate were part of the first 16-person kidney donation chain last month at Johns Hopkins Hospital and who are now promoting kidney donations.

Bad Kidneys Make Good Pals,The News and Observer (Raleigh-Durham, N.C.) June 21, 2009  BY SARAH AVERY.

When they’re near each other, best friends John Foley and Kaaren Johanson inevitably clasp hands.  As if guided by force, they have an instinctive connection. So when Foley decided last year that he should donate a kidney to Johanson, whose organs have been ravaged by diabetes and previous transplants, he was undeterred by the small matter that he and she were no match.  Now, the two Triangle are poised to give and receive just as they had hoped, but their tight circle has been expanded.  He will be donating his kidney to a patient in Oklahoma City and she will receive an organ from someone in Detroit as part of an intricate donation chain that will involve 12 people….
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