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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
Joe Mascia

Joe Mascia

“I get up every morning and I look out the window and it is absolutely a beautiful thing to be able to see. To me, it's a miracle.”

Kaleb & Mary Romero

Mary Romero

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and kidney transplants were a fact of life when Mary Romero was growing up. When she was 5, her Grandma had a transplant. Then later, her uncle and her dad had transplants as well.

Amanda Biederman

Amanda Biederman

Amanda was a 27-year-old oncology nurse, working at a job she loved, when life took a hard turn – end stage lung disease.

Ken Reese

An average kidney transplant lasts between 10-15 years. The kidney Ken received from his mother has lasted over 45 years -- still going strong and looking forward to the future.

Jen Feldman

For Jen, the most important thing has always been helping others. Thanks to two generous kidney donors, she now has the health and strength to devote to it.

Adrian Miller

When hypertension and renal failure picked a fight with Adrian, he and his family fought back! And now, thanks to a generous donor, he's fighting for others through advocacy.

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.

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.

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.