Stories of Hope

Our goal at Donate Life Northwest is to educate and encourage people to sign up on their state donor registry. Why? To offer hope to the parents of an 11-year-old boy given six months to live unless he receives a heart transplant. To give grieving families the knowledge their loved one left a selfless legacy. To join in celebration of lives saved and sight and mobility restored because a person's decision to donate was known and honored at their time of death. Because organ, eye and tissue donation is about one human being offering the gift of life to another. Submit Your Story

Tracy Hoyle

Thanks to two angel donors -- Samantha and Katie -- the Hoyle Family is enjoying life together and giving back to the 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 continues to be grateful for her first donor. And she still has hope that her second donor – her perfect match – is out there.

Cal Mitchell

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).

Katy Portell

At a mere four-years-old, Katy was deemed strong and old enough for open-heart surgery. It was then that she received a pulmonary artery.

Ordway Lipscomb

After more than 5 years on the waiting list, in October of 2016, Ordway became the 1,284th patient to receive a kidney transplant at Legacy Transplant!

Celeste Williams

Celeste Williams and Justin Weatherman are getting married in October 2018, and thanks to generous tissue donors, these two will be walking down the aisle as two grateful tissue recipients.

Lynda Myers

Every morning when I wake up, reach for my glasses and realize I don’t need them, I say a prayer of gratitude to the two people who have blessed me with the gift of sight.

J. Grant

J. Grant is full of surprises. He donated a kidney at age 69, and was soon racking up 1,995 miles on a bicycle tour through every county in Oregon.

Daniel Indra

It’s been one of the saving graces that my husband and I have – knowing that our son is still alive, and he is alive in four people.