Donor Family Stories

Liam - Infant Donor

“The decision to remove Liam’s ventilator was the most difficult decision we have ever had to make. However, when we were approached with the news that Liam could be a heart donor, we made the decision to donate without hesitation.”

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Eva - Organ & Tissue Donor

“We are so proud of our daughter and hold her memory high in our hearts. Though nothing will ever replace our dear Eva, we do take solace in the fact that her loving spirit gave new life to six others.”

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Judy - Donor Mother

“Jake always made the choice to live, to love and to laugh. It is by the grace of God, the love of family and friends and the compassion of complete strangers, that we survived losing him…I choose to keep Jake’s spirit alive by facing each day just as he would have.”

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Peter - Donor Brother

“With time, I have realized what a great impact this unspeakably tragic event has had. With the gifts from my sister Perri, three lives were saved and many others have been changed. To me, there is nothing more special than the gift of life.”

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Amy - Donor Mother

“I feel that I, too, am living again since Nicole’s death. Knowing Nicole saved so many lives through her gifts, I feel such peace and calmness in my heart.”

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Larry - Donor Father

“My son Tyler’s gifts will continue to give a better life to so many people; and knowing this has done so much for our family.”

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Catherine - Donor Wife

“The decision to give a better quality of life to another was not something I had to think twice about…My husband Brad was one of the most generous people I’ve ever met—to let his organs go to waste when they could save someone else would have been yet another tragedy.”

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