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

Luanne Tilson & Ashley Mayer

After Luanne's living kidney donation, she thought, "What can I do next?" And the answer was the Erase the Wait mentorship program -- where she met Ashley.

Dana Clayton

Dana’s journey with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) started in 1994 with exhaustion and terrible back pain. Thanks to her living kidney donor, she's a whole new woman.

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.

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.