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Wyoming Donor Family Tribute: Lives Transformed

On Saturwyoming-dftday, August 27th the Wyoming Donor Family Tribute was held at Camp Wyoba on Casper Mountain. The beautiful and serene surroundings provided the perfect setting for us to gather with our wonderful Wyoming donor families to celebrate the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors in the Cowboy
State.

In all, 16 donor families and a total of 51 people came together to celebrate the lives of their loved ones Guests enjoyed a delicious barbeque lunch and also heard from double lung recipient Caydence and her grandmother Pattei of Cheyenne. The beautiful Wyoming day included flower pot decorating, roasting s’mores around a campfire and walking through a special memorial garden. The day ended with a tree dedication ceremony, in which the name of each donor was read as their families paid tribute to them by hanging special hand-written notes on the tree. “It means so much for us as Donor Alliance staff to be able to come together with Wyoming donor families to remember their incredible loved ones.” says Donor Alliance Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator, Mandy Bock, “We’re so grateful to them for the precious gift of healing and life that has been given to those in need of a lifesaving and healing transplant.”
We received the sweetest note from Cayde that she wanted us to share with all of you. Cayde would like to thank all Wyomingites that have chosen to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. You are heroes to those waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Cayde is a happy and thriving little girl today because her hero said yes!