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Advocate Spotlight: Rhonda Hill

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 Rhonda Hill from Douglas, WY. She is the wife of a donor, and also a kidney and pancreas recipient. Rhonda has been a dedicated Advocate for Life for over 11 years.

Get to Know Rhonda Hill in this Month’s Advocate Spotlight:

What is your favorite memory volunteering at Donor Alliance?

The very first health fair I was able to attend as a recipient was just a few months after my transplant and I was able to secure a portion of the National Donor Quilt for our booth! It was a fantastic experience!

What are your favorite ways to volunteer with Donor Alliance? 

I love doing transplantation science classes with the kids!

What is your favorite season and why?

It would have to be fall, partly because of the beauty and the weather but also because my transplant anniversary is in October!

What are some of your hobbies?

Horseback riding, SCUBA diving when I can, lots of DIY around the house and recently I have taken up painting.

What are you most proud of?

My amazing son and my two adorable grandsons! 

What song would you sing at karaoke night?

Anything by Patsy Cline. 

Who is your hero? 

I have so many, but I would have to say my donor, because without her gifts, I wouldn’t be here today.

Where would you go on an all expenses paid vacation? 

French Polynesia.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

My Dad used to say, “When you wake up each day, YOU are the only one who can decide if it’s going to be a good day, or a bad one, so choose wisely”. 

If you’re interested in volunteering with us we’d love to have you join our Advocates for Life program! Get started.

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