Category Archives: Donor Family Stories

  1. Video: Kate Geer – 2017 Rose Parade Float Rider

    We’re honored to have Kate Geer and her family represent us at the Tournament of Roses Rose Parade​. Kate will travel from Grand Junction to ride on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float​ on Monday, January 2 in honor of her husband Derek Geer, a Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed in the line… Read More

    Donation and Transplantation in the News, Donor Alliance in the Community, Donor Family Stories, Events/Observances, Uncategorized
  2. Coloradans Celebrate Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation at 2016 9NEWS Parade of Lights

    This holiday season, Coloradans touched by organ, eye and tissue donation will be raising awareness for the cause and trying to inspire others to register at the 9News Parade of Lights. On December 2 and 3, nearly 50 Coloradans that have either had a family member become a donor, or who have received a transplant… Read More

    Donor Alliance in the Community, Donor Family Stories, Transplant Recipient Stories
  3. Video: Babette – Donor Mother

    Even at a young age, Babette’s daughter Brianna knew that she wanted to save lives. Because of Brianna and her family’s heroic decision, lives have been saved! You can be a hero too. Register as an organ, eye and tissue donor at the driver’s license office or online today at!  

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  4. Natrona County DA speaks about his heart transplant

    Natrona County, Wyoming District Attorney Michael Blonigen is ready to speak about the life-saving gift he received last fall. Suffering from multiple heart complications after undergoing bypass surgery, stints and even a pacemaker, Blonigen was told by his doctors that his heart was only working at 10% capacity and that he would need a life-saving… Read More

    Donation and Transplantation in the News, Donor Family Stories, Events/Observances, Transplant Recipient Stories
  5. Colorado Springs organ donor’s family honored at “National Donate Life Month” ceremony

    Every year, countless lives in Southern Colorado are saved and improved through the gift of life: organ, eye and tissue donation. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services held their flag raising ceremony on Thursday, April 21st to honor organ, eye and tissue donors, families and recipients and observe April as National Donate Life Month. Among the crowd… Read More

    Donation and Transplantation in the News, Donor Family Stories, Events/Observances
  6. Advocate Spotlight: Warren Wells

    After about 30 years of diabetes, Warren’s mother’s kidneys started to shut down and she began dialysis. He knew he had to do something to help. After a few months of extensive testing, Warren gave his mother the ultimate gift when donated a kidney to her on Valentines Day of 2003.  All of this happened while… Read More

    Donor Family Stories
  7. Lang Family – Donor Family

    Perri was a strong-willed, spirited 20-year-old with the most beautiful blue eyes. She was quick to laugh and was a great friend, a devoted sister and a loving daughter. Tragically her life ended on May 6, 2011, the day she became a hero. Perri was able to give the gift of life to three very… Read More

    Donor Family Stories