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Inspiring Kidney Donation Through Film

End the Wait Foundation is a non-profit organization utilizing film to educate and recruit kidney donors to save 100,000 lives.

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Every 14 Minutes Someone is Added to the Kidney Transplant List

There are over 100,000 people on the wait list, literally dying for a kidney. What’s worse, the average wait time for a donated kidney is longer than the life expectancy while on the list. On average, 20 people die every day waiting for a transplant.

A graphic showing that one-in-ten people suffer from kidney disease.
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Our goal is to save 100,000 lives by inspiring live kidney donation

We have created the End The Wait Foundation to produce a faith-based motion picture that will raise awareness of the need and ease of donating a kidney.

Lance Dreesen, the director, holding a camera ready to film.
Russell and Randy hugging.

Based on a powerful, true story

The film is based on the inspirational, life-changing story of Russell Dallas and Randy Simpkins.

Seeking God’s help in determining his purpose, Randy overheard Russell’s wife praying for help while serving at a Bible retreat. He offered to be tested to see if he could be a donor, but due to complications was told the chances were 1 in 10,000.

However, God’s plans don’t take odds into consideration…

The Latest News

End the Wait Fundraising Gala November 7, 2023

End the Wait Fundraising Gala End the Wait Foundation is hosting a Gala on November 7, 2023 at the Pinetree Country Club at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $100 a person and $800 for a table. The registration deadline is October 24, 2023. Guest speaker, Randy Simpkins will be leading the evening with stories about his experience being a kidney donor and how it gave him the idea for creating a film to save 100,000 lives. A silent auction and raffle

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Atlanta Journal Constitution Publishes Article About Kidney Transplant behind “End the Wait”

Atlanta Journal Constitution Publishes Article About the Kidney Transplant Behind Upcoming Film, “End the Wait” End the Wait is in the News! The Atlanta Journal Constitution published an article today about the inspirational true story of Russell Dallas and Randy Simpkins, the basis of the upcoming film “End the Wait.” AJC reporter Nancy Badertscher interviewed Russel and Lucretia Dallas, Randy Simpkins and Piedmont Hospital transplant surgeon Dr. Giri Vedula for the piece. Included in the article are photos of Randy

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Dean Cain Joins End the Wait as Star and Producer

Dean Cain Joins End the Wait as Star & Producer Dean Cain will reprise his role as Randy Simpkins in the upcoming film “End the Wait.” He will also serve as a producer of the movie. Dean first portrayed Randy in the inspirational true story “The Way Home,” which was released by Lionsgate in 2010.  “End the Wait” is also a true story about the miraculous events that brought two families together to save a life. The goal of the film

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Be a Part of the Story

Support the “End the Wait” film—a project aimed at raising awareness for the 100,000 individuals awaiting a life-saving kidney donation.

Be a Part of the Story

Support the “End the Wait” film—a project aimed at raising awareness for the 100,000 individuals awaiting a life-saving kidney donation.