Kidney Donor Found with a Truck Decal


Nov 22, 2023

Kidney Donor Found with a Truck Decal

A Remarkable Gift: The Story of a Kidney Donation that Changed Lives in Castle Grande

In Castle Grande, Nino DeGiulio's struggle with Stage 5 kidney failure and his reliance on dialysis was transformed by an act of extraordinary kindness. Bound to a dialysis machine for hours each week and restricted in diet, DeGiulio's life was a far cry from his successful real estate career. His sister's initiative to seek a donor via a truck decal led to an unexpected but miraculous response from Renee, a recent Castle Grande resident. Moved by his plight, she offered her kidney to DeGiulio, a complete stranger. After extensive testing, Renee was confirmed as a match, paving the way for a transplant set for early January. This life-changing surgery, enabled by Renee's selfless act, highlights the profound impact of human empathy and the remarkable power of kindness in changing lives.

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Rich Foreman brings over 30 years of technology leadership to his role of CEO and Co-Founder of KidneySoft.  As founding CTO, Rich led the team that developed the CordicoShield / CordicoFire Wellness App. Cordico was honored with the Sacramento Innovation Award in 2021. After achieving a 7 digit ARR, Cordico was acquired by Lexipol in 2020. Rich has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington, an MPA from Troy State University and was an officer in the U.S. Navy. Rich co-authored his book, "Tap into the Mobile Economy." Rich's blog was listed in Top 20 Marketing Mobile Blogs of 2014. He has been featured on KCRA3, NEWS10, 1170 Tech AM PowerDrive, Business Radio Money 105.5, SiliconIndia, the Sacramento Business Journal, and the Sacramento Bee. Rich is also the Founding Director of the Sacramento Chapter of Startup Grind and served a term as Utility Commissioner for the City of Folsom. Rich is a regular contributor to and StartupSac. Rich was the Co-founder of Apptology which was named Small Business of the Year in 2014 by the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber. He was also the Founding Chief Technology Officer at Cordico. Cordico was acquired by Lexipol in 2020.  Rich also served 4 years as a Naval Officer in the Civil Engineer Corps.

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