Buntport’s Erin Rollman: Kidney donation starts “a beautiful chain”

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“I feel like I raised a gem,” says Erin Rollman’s mother, Georgianne. Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post.

By John Moore
Sept. 10, 2013

Last Sunday, I wrote my final freelance piece for The Denver Post, my home off and on for the past 24 years. It was about Denver actor Erin Rollman, who just became just the fourth Coloradan this year to offer up a kidney for donation to a total stranger. Because Rollman signed up for a paired-donation program, her altruism set off a chain that already has saved three lives, including a young boy, and that number will grow.

Here’s the story. It’s one of my favorites among the many heartwarming stories members of the Colorado theater community have allowed me to tell.

And here’s a link to a photo gallery that goes with the story by The Denver Post’s great photographer, Kathryn Scott Osler.

For information on living donors, go to the National Kidney Registry home page.

By John Moore

Award-winning arts journalist John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine during has 12 years at The Denver Post. Hen then created a groundbreaking new media outlet covering Colorado arts an culture as an in-house, multimedia journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He also founded The Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for theatre artists in medical need. He is now a journalist for hire as the founder of Moore Media Colorado. You can find samples of his work at MooreJohn.Com. Contact him at culturewestjohn@gmail.com