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

Trisha Studer

Trisha has always served others. Right now, she's waiting on a kidney transplant so that she can get back to taking care of those she loves.

Nick Lyngheim

Nick's bright future came to a tragic and sudden end during a car crash when he was only 18. Through cornea and tissue donation, he enhanced the futures of 52 recipients.

Jennifer Watson

To look at Jennifer, it’s hard to tell that she’s as sick as she really is. To most people who spend time around this real estate professional and single mom of three, Jennifer looks “normal.” But as she has learned, there’s nothing “normal” about chronic illness.

Jaime Flores

Jaime is a devoted husband, father, and brother whose faith is so big that he feels blessed that God thought of him when his brother, Ramon, needed a kidney transplant.

Hasan Artharee

Thanks to a generous kidney donor, Hasan Artharee is able to devote his time and energy to what he loves most – his wife and four children.

Cyndi Moody

Lung disease slowed Cyndi down, but it didn't stop her. Now, with the precious gift of donated lungs, Cyndi is powering into a healthy future.

Dash Dennis

Dash Dennis has big plans for the future – work, travel, and building relationships. But first, he needs to have a kidney transplant – his third.

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.

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.

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.