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

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.

Carlos Aguilar

What began as a simple problem with his knee, later revealed much more serious issues with his health: he and his mother Lilia learned that his kidneys were failing.

Cindy Mark

“I still feel very happy to have helped someone else. It was so easy; the recovery time was easy. I would do it again if I could. I wish more people would try to donate.”

Hayley Resk

Hayley Resk is a happy, healthy graduate student after receiving a partial liver transplant from the most important person in her life, her mother.

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.

Justice Williams

Justice's transplant was a gift of hope. We are lucky that Justice is able to play, grow, learn, and love. Everyone should have that chance.

Maria Fernanda Filizola

When kidney disease runs in the family, ten year old Nevaeh with the help of her parents focuses on hope, gratitude and compassion for others.

Marissa Salgado

“Thank you, Dad!” Marissa Salgado cannot say it enough. When chronic kidney failure changed her life, the 16-year-old endured years of daily dialysis.

Patrice Ball

When Patrice Hudson Ball says that she believes in organ, eye, and tissue donation, she means it.