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Advocate Spotlight: Elissa Flaumenhaft

Donor Alliance volunteers and advocates are the heart and soul of our efforts to inspire and inform our community about the importance of registering as organ, eye and tissue donors in Colorado and Wyoming. Each of our volunteers and advocates has their own unique and inspiring story to tell. This month, we are featuring Elissa Flaumenhaft , a Donor Granddaughter.

Elissa Flaumenhaft – Donor Daughter

Favorite Memory volunteering for Donor Alliance? T-shirt sorting for Donor Dash this year – I met so many interesting people with powerful stories to share.

Last book you read or movie you saw? Would you recommend it? I most recently read “Candy Corn Murder” by Leslie Meier. I am the biggest fan of cozy mysteries, so I definitely would recommend it.

If you could be any animal, what would you choose and why? I’d be a dog. You will not find a more loyal, less judgmental creature. They are so loving and gentle. I have two rescue dogs and despite all they’ve been through, they are the sweetest animals. Plus, they get to sleep and eat all day – sounds pretty nice to me!

What is the best event you’ve volunteered at with Donor Alliance? Donor Dash is a huge hit with my family members and friends, so I’d have to go with Donor Dash.

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would you choose? My mom. She lives over 1,000 miles away (in Cincinnati) and she’s one of my best friends. Even though I talk to her on the phone every day, nothing beats an in-person conversation and one of her hugs.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? From the first day of my very first job, onward, my dad has always reminded me of this: Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

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