Historias de Esperanza

La meta de Donate Life Northwest es educar y animar a las personas a inscribirse en el registro de donantes del estado. ¿Por qué? Para ofrecer esperanza a los padres de un niño de 11 años que tiene seis meses de vida a menos que reciba un trasplante de corazón. Para dar a las familias en duelo el conocimiento de que su ser querido dejó un legado muy importante. Para unirse en la celebración de vidas salvadas y la vista y la movilidad restauradas porque la decisión de una persona de donar fue honrada en el momento de su muerte. Porque la donación de órganos, ojos y tejidos se trata de un ser humano que ofrece el regalo de la vida a otro. Comparte su historia.

Jay Salazar

Los padres y las tres hermanas de Juan "Jay" Salazar lo extrañan todos los días, pero dicen que recordar que Jay dio el regalo de la vida les da el coraje para continuar.

Teresa Rambaud

Gracias a cuatro donantes de córnea y sus familias, Teresa ve y vive la vida en colores brillantes y vívidos.

Arash Fathizadeh

A stem cell transplant cured Arash of Diamond-Blackfan Anemia when he was 16. Years later, his stepmother's living kidney donation saved his life. Today, this healthy registered nurse is giving back by volunteering!

Emily Lighthipe

Emily had never met Liz, but when she heard that Liz needed a kidney, she volunteered to be tested and ultimately donated to the woman who is now her friend.

Mark Tatom

Unexpectedly stricken with Necrotizing Fasciitis -- a flesh-eating bacteria, Mark spent a month in a coma. Today, he is thankful for the skin and tissue grafts that saved his life, and he spends his days giving back.

Nathan Westerlund

Today, Nathan is an enthusiastic husband, professional, volunteer, and board member thanks to the generosity of three liver donors and a kidney donor.

Nathan Cadwallader

Nathan became an organ donor at age 17, donating his liver and both kidneys. He will always be remembered for the lives he saved.

Norrine Smokey-Smith

Norrine is grateful for breath, life, and the ability to serve -- both the Donate Life community and the Native American community.

Mike Hargett

Faced with so many health problems, many people would have given up. But Mike has faced it with courage and determination. Now, with a donated heart, a donated kidney, and enthusiasm, he's moving forward.

Alysia Yamasaki

Alysia is grateful for both of the kidney donors and the donor families who are making life possible for her.