Lori and Matt Felber are proud to bring their experiences and passion to the Northwestern Medicine Transplant Advisory Council (NMTAC). Matt has built a successful business as a building contractor for both commercial and residential buildings and his company specializes in ornamental plastering. Lori has dedicated 25 years of her life to educating her and Matt’s six sons at home.
Family is the central focus of both Lori and Matt’s lives. Together, they enjoy traveling, water sports, and the great outdoors. Matt is an avid gardener and Lori enjoys quilting and reading in her spare time.
Lori and Matt have personally benefited from the services provided by Northwestern Medicine. In 2008, Matt donated a kidney to Lori. Thanks in large part to the research done by Dr. Joseph Leventhal, Lori has been able to remain on a low immunosuppression regimen, which she believes is a huge blessing. “The whole experience has been so positive that we now love encouraging others throughout the pre and post-transplantation process,” Lori said.
Lori and Matt Felber joined the NMTAC to help promote the medical advancements being made by Northwestern Medicine’s Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC), particularly Dr. Leventhal’s TRACT study, which is exploring a new method for reducing the need for immunosuppressive drug therapy following transplantation. Lori and Matt also want to provide support and encouragement to everyone going through the transplant process, either as donors or receivers.
We have a new appreciation and compassion for others who are entering this new ‘classroom.’ There is so much to learn and decide, and the whole process can be very intimidating. We want to help provide people with information and support to help remove that fear and make the experience as positive as possible.