Together, sponsors, an anonymous match challenger, guests, and contributors who could not attend have surpassed the 2016 Lifesavers Breakfast goal of $146,000 in generous support for programs that save lives.
Check out the fun photo booth shots on Facebook, here. A short synopsis of the program, and a couple of the videos shown that morning are below. If you could not make it to the Lifesavers Breakfast, you can still do your part to bring hope through the Holiday Match Campaign, here.
Master of ceremonies, Sally Showman, premiered her KOIN6 interview with Tom and Susan Dieter-Robinson, who carry on the inspiring legacies of their daughters, Abby and Anna. (Please share the video, and an exciting new update, below.)
Stephanie Holladay led guests in a rousing Zumba dance, then shared her incredible journey to becoming a lifesaver. Last December, she read about a fellow Gold Star mom who needed a kidney in her home town - and learned that a non-relative could be a living donor. She wasn't a match, but Googled to see if someone in our area was waiting. This spring, she gave her kidney to the first person she saw in that search, Scott Warren. Today, she's passionate about teaching others about all sorts of organ, eye and tissue donation.
Just weeks before his 15th birthday, Justice Williams shared the wisdom of a longtime ambassador. As a toddler, his parents first encouraged him to pay it forward after a liver donation saved his life. At age 6, he lost his friend Haley who didn't get her transplant in time, and started asking how he could do more. Justice encouraged us all to do our part as he read the names of eight friends who waited too long.
Tom and Susan recently shared another amazing update. The week after the Breakfast, a 10-year-old girl received a lifesaving pulmonary valve, one of Abby's many gifts of health, sight and life.
Done Vida Noroeste Embajador, Nelson Zepeda: