Even at her sickest, Juana Hernandez believed in helping her family and community. With her donor's kidney, she has much more energy to continue serving those around her.
Stories of Hope
Cal Mitchell thought he was just going to get some results back on routine blood work that day in 2006. Instead, he learned that life had changed forever with a diagnosis of polycystic kidney disease (PKD).
What began as a simple problem with his knee, later revealed much more serious issues with his health: he and his mother Lilia learned that his kidneys were failing.
After the tragic loss of his daughter, Carrie, Scott Nance finds strength in sharing their story while spreading awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation.
“Momma, I’m a donor. I’m going to save someone one day!”
Celeste Williams and Justin Weatherman married in October 2018, and thanks to generous tissue donors, these two walked down the aisle as two grateful tissue recipients.
Chad's heart problems took him by surprise, but they didn't stop him. Thanks to a generous heart donor, he is on the road to recovery.
“I still feel very happy to have helped someone else. It was so easy; the recovery time was easy. I would do it again if I could. I wish more people would try to donate.”
“At my sickest, I was using a walker, sometimes a wheelchair. I was going into the hospital every couple of weeks, slipping into a coma sometimes, and getting weaker after each stay.”
Lung disease slowed Cyndi down, but it didn't stop her. Now, with the precious gift of donated lungs, Cyndi is powering into a healthy future.
A liver donor, a teacher, and an athlete, Damian is living proof that becoming a living donor doesn't have to slow you down.