Jason was chosen because of the volunteer work he has done through the Daniel Graham Foundation (DGF), as well as his perseverance through his own personal health struggles. DGF is a foundation that supports families by influencing youth and focusing on health, education and community service. Jason had brain surgery for a pituitary tumor in 2003, a kidney transplant in 2006 and is now in need of another transplant. Jason loves his family and has a passion make a difference in the lives of others. Although Jason lives with severe fatigue and pain, he always has a nice smile for those around him.
“It is an honor to be recognized and appreciated by the Invisible Disabilities Association,” said Jason. “By telling my own story, I hope to bring greater awareness to those with chronic medical conditions and encourage others who find themselves in similar situations.”
Jason’s brother, Daniel Graham, who is a Denver Bronco was among many who volunteered to donate a kidney to Jason.
“I knew he would do it, because I knew all my siblings would,” Jason said. “So that really wasn’t much of a surprise. Deep down, I knew if it came down to Daniel donating, and it was an issue of saving his career or not saving it, I would have had him as the very last resort because I wouldn’t want to see him give up his career” Jason explained. The Denver Post 2007. Great to be a Graham.