Recipient Stories

“We are so grateful to our donor’s family. Because of his gift, I get to kiss a miracle every day.”

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“I’m a lucky person and I’m going to do all I can for the rest of my living days to help facilitate as many people getting transplants as possible.”

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“I am so completely grateful to the family, who in a time of extreme sadness and grief was willing to show such compassion,”

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“Going through with the surgery was the best thing I could have ever done, and I even grew three inches after the procedure. I think it’s safe to say that if I didn’t receive donor bone, I would be living a completely different life.”

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“I am so humbled and grateful to the generous individual and family members who made these healthy additional years possible for me, and I work every day to be take good care of my body and be as kind to everyone as I can, to be worthy of this spectacular gift.”

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“Sometimes I listen to Gabriel’s heart beat through a stethoscope as he sleeps and have that profound feeling of knowing if it weren’t for someone making the decision to donate life, I would not have my son.” -Lisa, Gabriel’s mom

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“I would love to meet the family of my donor. I would hug them and tell them thank you for the gift they gave to me…I want to reassure others that donating tissue is lifesaving, not just life changing.”

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“Thanks to my brother and living donor Harold, I can say I have had a healthy kidney with no rejection episodes for the past 13 consecutive years.”

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“My donor Tyler’s spirit is alive and well, right here! And I’m only one of five people whose lives were directly saved by Tyler.”

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“I am so very grateful for my transplant.  I truly would not be alive today if I had not received this gift.”

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“My family didn’t always have that future to look forward to—but now, we do. And it’s a big deal.”

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