Donor Alliance volunteers and advocates are the heart and soul of our efforts to inspire and inform our community about the importance of signing up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor in Colorado and Wyoming. Each of our volunteers and advocates has their own unique and inspiring story to tell. In this advocate spotlight, meet Maurisa Marquez, a living liver donor from Colorado Springs, CO.
Get to Know Maurisa Marquez in this Month’s Advocate Spotlight:
What is your favorite thing about volunteering for Donor Alliance? My favorite memory is being with other volunteers who have similar experiences or to hear their stories. I loved doing the Colorado Springs Parade of Lights!
If you could have any superpower for 24 hours, what would you do? I would have the superpower of flying, because I would love to fly around the world.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Enjoy the moment and eat dessert first.
What’s your favorite holiday and why? My favorite holiday is Christmas because it is the most wonderful time of the year to be with family.
What is your favorite season and why? My favorite season is Fall because my birthday is during Fall and I love to watch the leaves change and fall.
What is your proudest accomplishment? My proudest accomplishment has been getting my dream job as a 5th grade teacher.
What is the last book you read or movie you saw? Would you recommend it? The last movie I saw was Knives Out and I would highly recommend it. It was good.
If you could take an all-expenses paid vacation, where would you go? If I could take an all expenses paid vacation I would go to New Zealand.
What are some of your favorite hobbies? I love playing volleyball, going snowboarding, reading and watching Netflix.
What song would you sing at karaoke night? I would sing Bohemian Rhapsody.