April 30, 2020 - Following Double-lung Transplant, Hansen Connects with His Donor’s Family – Powell Tribune – Powell,WY

As Don Hansen took his first breaths with new lungs, he knew a family was grieving a loved one who had taken his last. Over the past year, the longtime Powell resident has learned more about his organ donor and the young man’s family. Benny Laffitte of Douglass, Kansas, died Dec. 9, 2018, following an accident. The 20-year-old helped dozens of others — including Hansen, who received Laffitte’s lungs in a transplant surgery in Colorado.

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April 20, 2020 - Heart Transplant Recipient Talks About How He Managed A 185-day Pre-surgery Quarantine – KDVR – Denver, CO

Staying at home for a few weeks is making many of us feel anxious, so it’s hard to imagine being quarantined in a hospital for 185 days. But that’s what happened to Rob Fettner. The Aurora man was diagnosed with heart failure at age 21. He had his first heart transplant in 2011, but had complications and needed another one. That meant a long term quarantine.

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February 16, 2020 - Raising Awareness: Local Woman Shares How Son Being an Organ Donor Saved the Lives of Others – KREX – Grand Junction, CO

Allison Vogel’s story begins with tragedy, but now inspires and educates others. Vogel lost her son Tanner Denton in a car accident in August of 2016, he was 23. In the aftermath of his death, Vogel says Tanner helped save the lives of others through organ, eye, and tissue donation.

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February 14, 2020 - ‘They’re Our Heroes’: Local Couple Thanks Organ Donors for Saving Both Their Lives – KKTV – Colorado Springs, CO

In sickness and in health. “It’s been a long haul, and it’s definitely been worth it,” Viola said. That’s the promise Michael and Viola Hale made nearly 48 years ago, and they’ve stuck to it through thick and thin. Both husband and wife have undergone surgery to get a lifesaving organ donation.

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February 13, 2020 - Casper Resident Helps Bring Awareness to Organ Donation – Wyoming News Now – Casper, WY

Teacher, volunteer, firefighter and husband are just a few words Sam Weaver’s wife Laurie used to describe him. Almost two years ago, Sam suffered a tragic stroke and passed away. In the middle of the night, Laurie received a call from Donor Alliance asking if she knew Sam was an organ donor.

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January 01, 2020 - Local Transplant Patient Will Be in Rose Parade – ABC 7 – Denver, CO

Juan Carlos will represent Colorado in the 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on New Year’s Day.

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November 29, 2019 - Colorado Kidney Recipient Honored to Represent the Centennial State in 2019 Rose Parade – YourHub – Denver, CO

On Jan. 1, I am honored to be representing Colorado in the 131st Rose Parade aboard the Donate Life float in Pasadena, Calif., along with 25 others whose lives have been touched by donation. This year marks the 17th year that the Donate Life Rose Parade float has been a part of the parade, inspiring millions to donate life through organ, eye and tissue donation.

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November 22, 2019 - Casper Man’s Inspiring Story of How He Became a Heart Recipient – My Country 95.5 – Casper, WY

How would you like to go to the doctor and find out your heart is only doing 10% of its work. That’s what happened to this Casper man who shared his inspiring story about the difference being a heart recipient has made in his life.

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October 21, 2019 - Man Runs Marathon in Every State to Honor Late Brother – KUSA – Denver, CO

50 full or half marathons in 50 states: It’s been an eight-year journey for Tom Susco, culminating this past weekend at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon, but he wasn’t on this journey alone.

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July 22, 2019 - 11 News Employees Walk Donor Dash 5K in Honor of Dustin Cuzick – KKTV – Colorado Springs, CO

Trading dress shoes for sneakers, a throng of past and present KKTV employees walked the Donor Dash 5K Sunday in honor of Dustin Cuzick.

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