USD Softball's McElvain Gives Gift of Life
U-T San Diego -- Dana Findley’s children asked their mother if she’d take them to the park and play. Dana wanted to round up the toys – Jalen’s soccer ball and basketball, Jade’s sidewalk chalk and jump rope – load the kids in the minivan and drive to the park.
But her body rebelled, saying no. Kidney failure had left her exhausted.
Soon, the kids stopped asking their mother to play.
“Let me guess,” said Jalen, “you’re tired again.”
On Sept. 9, Findley, 40, who lives in Paradise Hills, underwent a kidney transplant. The donor was her longtime friend, USD softball coach Melissa McElvain, 36. (Full Story)