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Advocate Spotlight: Terri Reed

terri-reed-advocate-spotlightDonor 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 Terri Reed, a donor mother from Colorado Springs, CO.

Get to Know Terri Reed in this Month’s Advocate Spotlight:

What is your favorite thing about volunteering for Donor Alliance? Being an Advocate for Life is my passion. It gives me the opportunity to share my son Travis’s story, educate, inspire, and encourage others to become registered donors and to let their loved ones know their decision. Being a donor mom, it truly touches my heart when I meet recipients who have received their gift of life. It inspires me even more to do all I can to offer hope for those still waiting for their gifts.

If you could have any superpower for 24 hours, what would you do? Have visiting hours in heaven so myself and others who have experienced a loss, could visit our loved ones.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Every one of us has the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Kindness is free.

What is your favorite holiday and why? Easter, because we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the promise of eternal life.

What is your favorite season and why? Autumn. I love to see the beautiful leaves changing color.

What is your proudest accomplishment? Being a mother to six absolutely amazing children.

What is the last book you read or movie you saw? Would you recommend it? Caring for Donor Families, before, during and after. I definitely would recommend it.

What are some of your favorite hobbies? Camping, boating, hiking, painting.

If you could take an all-expenses paid vacation, where would you go? Ireland.

What song would you sing at karaoke night? Go light your world by Chris Rice.