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

Addie Neal

Since August 8, 2010, Addie Neal has been able to breathe! She knows how lucky she is to have received this second chance at life after watching her best friend die waiting for the same gift.

Alysia Yamasaki

Alysia is grateful for both of the kidney donors and the donor families who are making life possible for her.

Bernadette Artharee

I was 25 years old and 7 months pregnant with my son, Hasan, when I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. I needed a kidney transplant to live.

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.

Brian Robinson

Brian would be 32 years old this December 13 (2017), but to me, he is still my little seven-year-old boy, whom I miss very, very much.

Carlos Aguilar

What began as a simple problem with his knee, later revealed much more serious issues with his health: he and his mother Lilia learned that his kidneys were failing.

Carrie Nance

After the tragic loss of his daughter, Carrie, Scott Nance finds strength in sharing their story while spreading awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Celeste Williams

Celeste Williams and Justin Weatherman are getting married in October 2018, and thanks to generous tissue donors, these two will be walking down the aisle as two grateful tissue recipients.

Cindy Mark

“I still feel very happy to have helped someone else. It was so easy; the recovery time was easy. I would do it again if I could. I wish more people would try to donate.”

Craig Johnson

“At my sickest, I was using a walker, sometimes a wheelchair. I was going into the hospital every couple of weeks, slipping into a coma sometimes, and getting weaker after each stay.”