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Advocate Spotlight: Jaime Tellez Jr.

Jaime Tellez Jr.

Jaime Tellez Jr.

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. This month, we are featuring Jaime Tellez Jr., a cornea recipient from Aurora, Colorado.

What is your favorite memory volunteering for Donor Alliance? My favorite memory is from the parade of lights. I really enjoyed celebrating Donate Life and what we stand for.

What is your proudest accomplishment? My proudest accomplishment was overcoming my fear of water and learning to love to swim.

What song would you sing at karaoke night? For karaoke night, I’d sing whatever happens to come up at the time.

What are some of your favorite hobbies? I’m a bit of a bookworm, I enjoy swimming, running, and lifting, and enjoy playing video games, specifically those with rouge-like aspects.

If you could take an all-expenses paid vacation, where would you go? I would travel through all 50 states, because I’d like to know this huge nation at least a little better.

What is the last book you read or movie you saw? Would you recommend it? The last book I read was World War Z. Though it’s a bit dated and some sections require a huge suspension of disbelief, it’s overall a fun read. Just know that there is some strong language…

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Cheap, good, fast. Choose two.

What is your hidden talent? Speed reading!

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