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Dana's Story
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In 2005, Dana Neal and Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness lost a co-worker and a friend, Janelle Waterman, from a rare kidney disease at the age of 27. Today, they are volunteers and enthusiastic participants at National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin events. She and Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness donate to the Spotlight on Life auction and are participants in the Capital City 5K Run/Walk event.

Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness employees volunteer their time in memory of Janelle and host a Silent Auction each August around Janelle’s birthday. In addition, when Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness moved to a new building, they named a suite after Janelle.

Since the loss of Janelle, Dana has been commended by customers, the dialysis center Janelle went to and others for her continued involvement in memory of Janelle.

“Stories come up all the time with customers,” Dana said.

Dana understands any involvement and time given makes a difference. There isn’t any gesture too small and it can be done in a variety of ways. Anything and everything can make a difference.

“Even the little things count,” Dana said.

Take the next steps to share your #NKFWGivingMoment at: http://kidneywi.org/ways-to-help/giving-tuesday. If you would like to learn more about #GivingTime, visit: http://kidneywi.org/ways-to-help/volunteer.

Last modified 2015-11-12 20:55:12