Family of Late Kidney Donation Recipient to Deliver Love Care Packages to Fresenius Employees (Olympia Fields, IL) — On November 25, 2023, Richard Moore was tragically killed in a one-car accident at Western & Joe Orr Road in Olympia Fields. He was just 23-years-old. Moore was a donor recipient and an organ donor, himself. He began fighting chronic kidney disease at 17. By 19, while attending Jackson State University, he slipped into full kidney failure, that forced him to return to the Chicagoland area. Moore was a building maintenance professional at Blackhawk Primary Center in Park Forest, IL with aspirations of becoming a teacher – having been inspired by the elementary school children he interacted with.
On this Valentine’s Day, February 14, 10 am at Fresenius Kidney Caren Center, 2609 Lincoln Hwy, Olympia Fields, IL 60461, the Moore family
(along with 38th District State Representative, Debbie Meyers-Martin) will see through one of Richard’s final wishes – to honor those who
facilitated granting him a new lease on life with his new kidney!
“Richard was a real delight. He made our job of caring for him easy. Always a smile, a kind word, always appreciative. We are moved that he is STILL showing us love,” says Fresenius Kidney Care Clinic Manager, Jocelyn Noyes.
Two weeks before his tragic accident, Moore paid a surprise visit to his medical team at Fresenius Kidney Care South Suburban to express his deep appreciation of the care they provided him and to update them on his incredible progress. Later, Moore expressed to his mother that he had to do something ‘special’ for them. Before he could, he was gone. But he left his love.
The Moore group will deliver Richard’s Valentine Day care packages & gift cards to the 23 employees at Fresenius Kidney Care Center – love
from Richard! The Moore family also received word that more of Richard’s ‘love’ was being spread around with the donation of his own organs that restored not one, but TWO, people’s eyesight.
“My son was considerate, supportive, responsible and giving – as you can see by his organ donation and the gifts to Fresenius. I was proud to be his Dad,” said Fred Moore.
“It is only fitting that on the day we celebrate love, is the very day we GIVE love, on behalf of my beautiful son, to those who loved him through his transplant journey,” added his mother, Blevian Moore.
Along with Moore’s mother, father and Representative Meyers-Martin, Moore’s twin brother Rivage and sisters Ravetta and Tamika will also be on hand for this moving presentation.
Family of Late Kidney Donation Recipient to Deliver Love Care Packages to Fresenius Employees