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

Greysen Galbasini

3-year-old Greysen Galbasini is a happy, healthy preschooler thanks to a generous liver donor.

Luisa Serrano

Kidney recipient Luisa Serrano begins each day by giving thanks for her family and her health.

Robby Holmes

After being shot and nearly losing an eye, Robby has a lot of reason to be angry or bitter. Instead, this cornea recipient lives his life with an attitude of gratitude, forgiveness, and perseverance.

Barbara Robinson-Carey

Barbara Robinson-Carey is alive today thanks to the love and support of her husband and two daughters, and through the generosity of her donor.

Sarah Holtz

Kidney recipient, Sarah, is excitedly living her "best life." For her, that includes her family, her teaching career, volunteering for Donate Life Northwest, and being a regular blood donor.

Alysia Yamasaki

Alysia is grateful for both of the kidney donors and the donor families who are making life possible for her.

Annie Chisholm

Annie has a lot of reasons to love her full and amazing life -- a wonderful family, a deep love for animals, and lots of travels. Her kidney donor makes it possible to continue her adventures.

Bernadette Artharee

I was 25 years old and 7 months pregnant with my son, Hasan, when I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. I needed a kidney transplant to live.

Bob Dexter

With a new liver and a second chance at life, my life has changed in so many ways. I was even able to walk my daughter down the aisle.

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).