In September 2009, at the age of 37, Kirk Franz was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) and bile duct cancer. Kirk received a liver transplant on May 20, 2010 and had two more abdominal surgeries over the next two weeks to minimize the chances of cancer returning.
Kirk has fully recovered and he and his wife, Shannon, serve on the Emory Transplant Center's Patient & Family Advisory Committee and are liver transplant mentors for the Georgia Transplant Foundation.
Established in 2013, The Swing Easy Hit Hard Foundation is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit fundraising organization whose mission is to increase organ donation awareness and support for patients and families affected by organ donation and transplantation. Our Tax ID Number is 45-4656039.