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.
Celeste’s story begins with a birth defect that caused her bones not to harden. By the time she was 14, surgery was her best option to regain her mobility. On November 17, 2006, at OHSU, she had a knee replacement using donor cartilage and bone.
Justin played baseball, and when he found himself with a serious injury in 2009, it was receiving a donated lateral collateral ligament that allowed him to quickly return to an active lifestyle as an avid hunter and fisherman.
A 2015 graduate of Portland State University, Celeste is now pursuing her dream of becoming a transplant nurse. She will graduate from nursing school in September 2019. Meanwhile, she and Justin are grateful for their donors and honor them by encouraging others to become organ, eye, and tissue donors. Celeste says, “Your donation can help others to live out some of the most amazing moments of their lives!”