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.
Stories of Hope
While Justin left behind the memories of an active young man that brought smiles to his classmates and family, it was his legacy of being an organ donor that left the biggest impact.
At a mere four-years-old, Katy was deemed strong and old enough for open-heart surgery. It was then that she received a pulmonary artery.
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.
Loren's death was sudden and unexpected, but he lives on through his kidney and liver donations. His wife and daughters also continue to share his lifesaving legacy.
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.
Kidney recipient Luisa Serrano begins each day by giving thanks for her family and her health.
Every morning when I wake up, reach for my glasses and realize I don’t need them, I say a prayer of gratitude to the two people who have blessed me with the gift of sight.
Because of her hero donor, Maqsuda can breathe again, and be the wife, mother, and career woman she loves to be.
Kidney disease may have slowed Margaret a bit, but it hasn't stopped her. For right now, her energy is focused on finding a kidney donor.
A longtime volunteer, Maria became Latino Outreach Coordinator at DLNW in July 2018. She is passionate about sharing her experience, knowledge and strength with the Latino community – and she has a lot to offer.