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 Sydney Rhodes, the sister of a heroic donor.
What is your favorite memory volunteering for Donor Alliance? ALL PAST NINE YEARS of the DONOR DASH!! We started a team a few years after my sister was killed. We have had 4 different colors of team shirts, tie dyed oufits, and we were one of the first to wear tutus. This year is our 10th year. Dylan her heart recipient walked with us the past 2 years and he is the most amazing man. We’re so proud that he has her heart.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Just finished my first marathon. It was a more mental than physically challenging and I didn’t expect that. It felt amazing to finish!!
What song would you sing at karaoke night? Bobby Mcgee by Janis Joplin!!
What are some of your favorite hobbies? Yoga, Running, Getting creative with my kids
If you could take an all-expenses paid vacation, where would you go? I’m obsessed with Australia right now…I kinda want to move there ? Honestly I’ll go anywhere!
What is the last book you read or movie you saw? Would you recommend it? I’m sorry I have to cheat and recommend a show- This Is Us and it is sooooooo good!!!!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? That we live in a world of limitless possibilities if we just keep on showing up.