Granger Gift of Life



"Pass me not, O gentle Savior, Hear our humble cry, while on others thou art calling, do no pass us by"

Since Briana Granger graduated from Eastmoor HS and entered college, she has survived gunshots as an innocent victim, Lupus which attacked several organs, which resulted in kidney failure. She went to dialysis three day a week before school and still managed to graduate this past May 2017 from the Honors program at Clark Atlanta University. Now she will face her toughest test yet.

Twins Brent & Briana Granger once shared a womb, now they will share a kidney. He is moving his focus from football to family to save his sister’s life.

Do you know what it’s like to wait on an organ donation? Do you know how many people never get the liver, the heart or the kidney they need?

Their transplant surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

In a few short days, Karen Granger, their mother will have not one, but two of her children in surgery; her son giving a kidney to save her daughter’s life.

As you can imagine, her hands are full right now preparing for surgery, making sure they both recover, and covering the bills for all three of them who won’t be able to return to school or work for the next 4-8 weeks for Brent and 12 weeks for Briana. Brent will return to school to complete his final semester with graduation in the spring.

The gift of life is priceless, but it is not free. While we celebrate new life, lets help them lighten the load and reduce the stress during their recovery.

If you have ever known someone who needed a transplant- give!

If you have ever been through surgeries for your children or siblings- give!

If you ever attended an HBCU and knows what to takes to finish- give!

If you support young people who are doing the right thing, like organ donation-give!

If you have seen Lupus in action- give!

For whatever reason-give

 While on others thou art calling, don’t pass them by.

Join us in supporting this amazing family!
 
About the Grangers:
Briana Granger - Strong and determined, magnetic and driven, Briana Granger’s story is about compassion, faith, determination and perseverance. Briana Granger graduated from Eastmoor Academy in Columbus, Ohio 2013. A Lupus warrior, she was an Isabella T. Jenkins Honors Scholar at Clark Atlanta University where she received her Computer Science degree in Spring 2017. She has a job offer with Boeing Areospace after her recovery.

Brent Granger - Brent Granger is the twin brother of Briana. He also doubles as best friend, school mate and protector. Brent also graduated from Eastmoor Academy High School in 2013. Brent, a Supply Chain Business Management Major, also went to Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia on a football scholarship. A four-year starter, Brent was active on the CAU campus. He recently crossed on the Spring ’17 line of the Beta Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He will complete his coursework and earn his degree December 2017.

Karen Granger - Karen Granger is the devoted mother of Brent and Briana. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, she graduated from Linden McKinley High and received her bachelors’ degree from Central State University. She has worked in Columbus City School District for 17 years. After her divorce, she continued to raise Brent and Briana and a nephew after her sister passed away unexpectedly. Currently she is an Assistant Principal and is an active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Inc- Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter.

Donations

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  • Kathy McQuate 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Melissa Perkins 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Jacquelynne Rattler-Simmons  
    • $10 
    • 43 mos
  • Kunta Jackson  
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Stefannie Shows Scott 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Karla Hairston Porter 
Organizer
Canal Winchester, OH
Karen Granger 
Beneficiary
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