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 Gaby Landeros, a Donor Sister from Denver, CO.
What has been your favorite thing about volunteering with Donor Alliance?
My favorite thing about volunteering is meeting new people and hearing their stories, from living donors to recipients to donor families. We all share a bond and that’s what makes this so special. It also makes me feel closer to my sister which helps me heal.
If you could meet anyone for lunch or coffee, who would you like to meet and why?
If I could meet anyone for lunch it would be Selena Quintanilla. Being Hispanic I grew up listening to her, it made me look up to her. I also love her music.
What kinds of things do you like to do for fun?
For fun I love to do arts and crafts. I also love to go hiking! to many peoples surprise I also enjoy cleaning for fun!
If you could take an all-expenses paid vacation, where would you go?
I would definitely take a backpacking trip and explore New Zealand, I think its so beautiful. Going there is one of my goals in life.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest moment was when I graduated from MSU Denver. I was the first one in my family to attend and graduate college.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“ Be like a sunflower, so that even on the darkest days you can stand tall and find the sunlight.” It’s more like a quote but the quote was my advice.
What song would you sing at karaoke night?
I would sing anything by Beyonce. I am slightly obsessed with her!