Jen Gibbs, Central and Western Nebraska Territory Manager for Midwest Medical/DJO Global, has joined the West Central CHAD (Combined Health Agencies Drive) Board of Directors, representing Nebraska Kidney Association.
“CHAD is a critical part of the Nebraska Kidney Association and many other groups because we cannot complete our missions of helping patients and families without the funds that come from the donors to CHAD. It is a way to change lives,” she said. “We are working for a cure for many diseases in our world today, but many of those will not be found in our lifetime. It is so important that we support those patients that deal with these diseases on a daily basis to give them the financial support to help them keep fighting and to educate our world on the diseases and prevention so hopefully they won’t have to fight daily against a disease that could have been treated or prevented.”
Gibbs is also a State Board Member for the Nebraska Kidney Association, Committee Member for the Kearney Kidney Walk/Color Run and Financial Peace University Coordinator for First United Methodist Church. She became involved with the Nebraska Kidney Association 13 years ago when she joined the Kearney Walk Committee to help a friend with kidney disease she had met through work. “There is no way at that time I would have ever guessed how much that choice would touch my life,” she said. “Since I started, I have learned just how much kidney disease is the silent killer. There are so many families dealing with this disease. It is not a one-year struggle; it is a health issue they deal with for life.”