I’m not really an expert on this subject, but since my kidneys failed in 2019, I now find myself seeking a kidney donor. 

Years ago I added myself as an organ donor in Utah, which is reflected on my driver’s license. My kidneys won’t help anyone, but my eyes might. My heart might. Maybe my liver, pancreas and lungs, too. Visit this website for a comprehensive list:  https://www.organdonor.gov/about/what.html  

  <3 Donor Y 

I’d like to ask you to think about being a living donor for me. I don’t want you to give me an answer right now, just think about it. I have some information here and if, after you have looked it over, you have questions or would like more information, I can get you in contact with someone at the Intermountain transplant clinic. 

So, I would really appreciate it if you just took the time to learn more about donating and consider the possibility.

And, I want you to know that it’s okay if you say ‘no’. I understand that this is a big request and it’s not for everyone. I don’t want you to feel pressured to do this, or feel bad if you don’t think it’s the right thing for you. If it turns out that this is not something you’re comfortable with, maybe you can help me think of ways to find a living donor.

If you have blood type ‘O’ and would like to see if you can donate a kidney to me, please go to this website to see if you can help me out:  intermountain.donorscreen.org And even if you don’t have blood type ‘O’, you can still give a kidney on the national exchange, where I could receive a kidney on exchange in return. see transplantliving.org/ or kidneyregistry.org/

Yet another great resource is the www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors website. 

Did you know that my wife, Dana, was born with only one kidney? So, she’s not a candidate, sadly. But you could be! 

While I would be ever so grateful should you choose to do this, at the same time please know that I will still respect and honor you if you choose not to donate. It’s okay. Thanks for reading all this. 

May 3, 2021:  I’ve been on disability for just over a year now. I was doing fine, my work was computer programming for a large corporation. But the way my work experience developed, after 25 years I was only able to spend 5% or so of my time writing computer code. This was less than satisfying. But then something much worse happened — in 2019, my kidneys failed. I landed in the ER and my world turned upside down. 

For all of 2020, I was in a very bad way. I have so many people to thank and be grateful for, especially my dear wife Dana. Now that we’re in 2021, and I’ve been on in-clinic hemodialysis for the past year or so, I can say that I’m feeling better. I still have failed kidneys, and blood pressure issues galore, but I do feel better and best of all, my brain is no longer suffering under “brain fog”. That was pretty rough. 

So now I’m anticipating an end to my disability payments and must return to work. But I was so frustrated by my computer  work that I felt inspired to follow the Spirit’s prompting to help people who have been struggling with things I have been through. Health crisis. Faith transition/crisis. Type II diabetes. 

“If I’m sixty years old, am I too late for a mid-life crisis? No, I think not.” 





Cliff bentley

Life Coach


So I’ve created a life coaching business – ‘Simplicity on the Other Side’. The idea is to help people by teaching them how the brain works, and showing them how to become friends with their own thoughts, feelings and ultimately behaviors. 

I encourage you to browse through my webpages and then decide if you want to call or email me to set up coaching sessions with me. I’d sincerely like to help. 

Every business has to ‘get the word out’ or, in other words, advertise. But rather than spamming everyone’s social media/email/whatever else I can use, I’d rather use word-of-mouth on a one by one basis for communicating my services. 

Or perhaps, a one-to-many basis, which is why I also want to try my hand at public speaking. For a fee, to whatever audience I can find (or you can find, just email me at cliff@cliffbentley.com); or to church groups in a ‘fireside’ sort of setting for no fee, would also be fine with me. 

The thing is, I want to share my message with others.