Living Kidney Transplant Donor
June Monroe is a teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada. On 3/9/05 she donated a kidney to her brother, Brian at UCLA. Organ donation gave June a sense of purpose and direction in life. Brian passed away on April 7, 2014 so she keeps his memory alive by serving as a Donate Life advocate and volunteer for the National Kidney Foundation.
She feels the need to live her life to the fullest and has crossed many things off of her bucket list, some of which include: completing a marathon, publishing a book, went skydiving, parasailing, and bungee jumping. She has traveled to various countries by herself and has been on a cruise. She rode in a helicopter, swam with sharks while enclosed in a cage, swam with dolphins, and she has ridden horses, an elephant, and a camel.
In April 2018, she helped set the Guinness World Record for the most living donors in one location in Chicago, Illinois. In August 2018, she competed in swimming in the Transplant Games of America in Utah and won 5 medals (2 gold, 3 silver).