Loren's death was sudden and unexpected, but he lives on through his kidney and liver donations. His wife and daughters also continue to share his lifesaving legacy.
Stories of Hope
“I get up every morning and I look out the window and it is absolutely a beautiful thing to be able to see. To me, it's a miracle.”
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and kidney transplants were a fact of life when Mary Romero was growing up. When she was 5, her Grandma had a transplant. Then later, her uncle and her dad had transplants as well.
Amanda was a 27-year-old oncology nurse, working at a job she loved, when life took a hard turn – end stage lung disease.
Austin's sudden, tragic death was a shock to those who knew him. But through his donations, he was able to give others a second chance at life.
Kidney disease may have slowed Margaret a bit, but it hasn't stopped her. For right now, her energy is focused on finding a kidney donor.
An average kidney transplant lasts between 10-15 years. The kidney Ken received from his mother has lasted over 45 years -- still going strong and looking forward to the future.
For Jen, the most important thing has always been helping others. Thanks to two generous kidney donors, she now has the health and strength to devote to it.
Trisha has always served others. Right now, she's waiting on a kidney transplant so that she can get back to taking care of those she loves.
Nick's bright future came to a tragic and sudden end during a car crash when he was only 18. Through cornea and tissue donation, he enhanced the futures of 52 recipients.
Jaime is a devoted husband, father, and brother whose faith is so big that he feels blessed that God thought of him when his brother, Ramon, needed a kidney transplant.