“Ten years ago, at the age of 23, I underwent a procedure that saved my life; a kidney transplant. My father donated one of his kidneys to someone that neither of us knew so that I could receive a healthy organ from another party in return. Before that, I spent the majority of my life gradually progressing towards undetected renal failure, which ultimately led me to a brief stint of dialysis and then the transplant. During a worldwide pandemic such as the one we currently find ourselves in, that very procedure and the medications I take daily to ensure its success, put me in a very vulnerable place. Because of these somewhat defining experiences that come with a procedure such as an organ transplant, I have an appreciation for what living with a compromised immune system means. I also have an appreciation for how this daily challenge affects those closest to me.”
Jesse Hunt is a 33-year-old filmmaker living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He found his way to filmmaking by way of cinematography and photography. In 2010 Jesse underwent a life-altering kidney transplant and since then he has been working at building a career directing projects that are true to his instincts in crafting cinematic visuals and telling stories that are not only authentic but emotionally driven and real.
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