Donor Family Stories
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 Judy Thompson, a Donor Mother.
What has been your favorite thing about volunteering with Donor Alliance: My favorite thing about volunteering for Donor Alliance is that it provides me the opportunity to connect with people heart to heart sharing stories and experiences surrounding donation and coming together to help save lives.
If you could meet anyone for lunch or coffee, who would you like to meet and why: If I could meet anyone for coffee or lunch I would love to meet Chip and Joann a Gaines! It is not their fame that intrigues me but the incredible sense of family, faith,community and hard work and their ability to have such a positive impact on so many levels.
What kinds of things do you like to do for fun: I LOVE to practice yoga , hike, rescue dogs….the big ones!, travel and spend time with my 4 grand-kids!
If you could take an all-expenses paid vacation, where would you go: If I could have an all expense vacation it would absolutely be a photographic site-seeing safari in Africa!
What is your proudest accomplishment: The accomplishment I am most proud of would be the creation of a non-profit Take Jake in honor of my son Jacob Thompson.We have (with a lot of hard work of many) been able to make a positive impact within our community touching hearts and lives just as Jake always did. We are continuing to grow and each year we are able to do more and more for others!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given: The best piece of advice I ever received was……”Just Breathe ”
What song would you sing at karaoke night: The song I would most likely sing at karaoke is Pour some sugar on me by Def Leopard hands down!! It’s my jam! I usually break out singing it whenever and wherever it comes on!