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

Ted Breznik, Jr.

In November 2012, Josh Breznik, a goalie for the Southern Oregon Spartans hockey team, and his family suffered the terrible loss of Josh’s older brother, Ted Jr.

Chad Sharp

Chad's heart problems took him by surprise, but they didn't stop him. Thanks to a generous heart donor, he is on the road to recovery.

Nancy Barbelli

After an airborne bacteria infected her right eye, "simple" tasks became impossible for Nancy. Thanks to a cornea donor, she now has her vision and her life back.

Rylee Jackson

Since Rylee got sick at three months old, her family has called her their "courageous miracle." And following her sudden death, Rylee has continued to be a courageous miracle to others through organ donation.

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.

Geoff Earnest

Geoff received the gift of lungs in 2006. When a heart attack ended his life in 2014, Geoff gave a gift of his own -- the gift of sight.

Damian Delaney

A liver donor, a teacher, and an athlete, Damian is living proof that becoming a living donor doesn't have to slow you down.

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.

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.