July’s biggest organ, eye and tissue donation news and stories from around Colorado, Wyoming and the U.S.:
Donor Alliance’s Donor Dash holds special meaning for Eric Studesville
In partnering with Donor Alliance, which sponsors the Donor Dash, Studesville found an outlet to help their memory live on. “I wanted to do something to continue the legacy of giving and talk about how unselfish that was to do something for somebody else and potentially save a life, which she did,” Studesville said. Read more.
“It’s an affirmation of his gift of life”; deceased Boulder man’s liver saves another’s life
Keith Stampley traveled to Broomfield from Alton, Ill. to show his thanks to the mother of the man whose liver has given him a new lease on life. Read more.
The Pedal For Life founder shares why the campaign was started
For the founder of the organization, Bruce Brockway, the cause is personal. According to Pedal For Life, Bruce’s ten year old son helped save the lives of 132 people who needed a transplant after his passing. Read more.
Tennessee woman surprises husband with match for kidney transplant
Steven Winfree has been going through cycles of dialysis to help him survive. He has kidney failure and desperately needs a transplant. When his wife, Heather Winfree, found out she was a match to donate her kidney to him, she decided to tell him in a very special way and captured the moment on video. Read more.