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

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.

Greg Oravec

As a loving husband and father of four, Greg Oravec eagerly awaits the day that a donated kidney gives him back the energy and health to "live a normal life again."

Greysen Galbasini

3-year-old Greysen Galbasini is a happy, healthy preschooler thanks to a generous liver donor.

Hayley Resk

Hayley Resk is a happy, healthy graduate student after receiving a partial liver transplant from the most important person in her life, her mother.

J. Grant

J. Grant is full of surprises. He donated a kidney at age 69, and was soon racking up 1,995 miles on a bicycle tour through every county in Oregon.

Jamie Hiner

On January 26th, 2011, Jamie’s transplant coordinator called saying, "We have a new liver for you."

Jarod Doerner

Jarod has come a long way since spending his 13th birthday in the hospital waiting for a donor heart -- he's reached Eagle Scout and the Governor's office.

Jay Salazar

Juan "Jay" Salazar's parents and three sisters miss him every day, but they say it's remembering that Jay gave the gift of life that gives them the courage to continue on.

Jennifer Kizziar

Living kidney donor, Jennifer, has a message to share: "Life is precious and life is a gift. By registering to be a donor, you're declaring your hope of being a bridge of life for someone else."

Jose & Alejandra Cortes

Alejandra’s life changed when her younger brother, Jose, suffered an unexpected heart attack at the age of 35.