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2nd Annual King Car Wash for Kidney Health Event – Saturday, October 22

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

Saturday, October 22

8AM - 5PM

King Car Wash
6255 S. Cass Avenue, Westmont, Illinois 60559

Join us on Saturday, October 22, from 8am-5pm to give your car the Royal Treatment, learn about the risks for kidney disease, and make a difference as we educate and empower the greater kidney community in the pursuit of kidney health!

The Trilla Family Kidney Health Journey

Frank Trilla and his family have a personal connection to the fight against kidney disease that began over 35 years ago with John Trilla, Sr. – or “Babe” to those who knew him well. Needing a transplant, John didn’t need to look far. His own daughter, Pam, stepped up to provide him with a life-changing gift. In the years since that pivotal transplant, several members of the Trilla Family have fought their own battles with kidney disease while others made the same life-changing decision to donate a kidney, providing the gift of life to their loved ones at a critical time.

Then, in the Summer of 2021, after surviving a bout with COVID-19, Frank learned that his own kidney functioning had plummeted to 19%, and he was placed on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. As they have done so many times before, the Trilla Family rallied around one another, helped Frank navigate the journey to transplantation, and on December 22, 2021, at Loyola Medical Center, Frank received the most meaningful holiday gift of his life, a kidney transplant - from his son Luke, who discovered he was a donor match earlier in the holiday season.