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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
Smiling teen girl with long, curly dark hair

Mandi Christensen

Mandi only lived on this earth for 16 years, but her years were good years – years full of faith, hope, and love that she freely shared with everyone around her.

Smiling young Caucasian man with short dark hair wearing a Portland Trailblazers cap

Mackenzie Hoover

When Mackenzie was just 16, he decided to register as a donor. Almost 10 years later, a tragic accident and brain injury led to him giving the gifts of life and sight.

Smiling Caucasian man with salt-and-pepper hair and goatee wearing sunglasses and a green t-shirt that reads "Keep Calm and Squatch On"

Jeff Simmons

Jeff was only 46 when he died of cardiac arrest. Because he said yes, he restored the sight of a 61-year-old woman.

Austin Prather

Austin Prather

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.

Bobby Olive, Sr.

Bobby's sudden, devastating death left a hole in his family, yet bonded them together with a new family and brought them all healing through his heart donation.

Brian Jack Robinson

Brian Robinson

To me, Brian is still my little seven-year-old boy, whom I miss very, very much.

Carrie Nance

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.

Cassie Harris and Son

Cassie Harris

“Momma, I’m a donor. I’m going to save someone one day!”

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.

David Oliphant

With a four-generation legacy of cornea and tissue donors, David's family knows the pain of loss, but they also know the healing balm of giving the gifts of life, sight, and health during their time of loss.