Nikki was 14 when they told her she had kidney disease, and 18 when both kidneys failed completely.

“My dad discovered he was a perfect match for me. He became a living kidney donor. I was the lucky one. I found my hero in my own family. But so many more don’t find a hero in time.

Today, I compete in the U.S. Transplant Games to show everyone the benefit of never giving up.”