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

Norrine Smokey-Smith

Norrine is grateful for breath, life, and the ability to serve -- both the Donate Life community and the Native American community.

Ordway Lipscomb

After more than 5 years on the waiting list, in October of 2016, Ordway became the 1,284th patient to receive a kidney transplant at Legacy Transplant!

Patrice Ball

When Patrice Hudson Ball says that she believes in organ, eye, and tissue donation, she means it.

Paul Pantle

My son, Paul Pantle, was passionate about life and lived it to the fullest each day. Paul's laughter is the biggest thing I miss about him.

Rob Ayers

Today, Rob and Jen and their two children -- Lauren and Jonathan -- live life to the fullest. And it's all thanks to a generous donor!

Sarah Holtz

Kidney recipient, Sarah, is excitedly living her "best life." For her, that includes her family, her teaching career, volunteering for Donate Life Northwest, and being a regular blood donor.

Sarah Pearson

Sarah received a heart in 2014. And when she passed away just 2 years later, she gave a final gift -- the gift of sight.

Sherwin Moscow

Some people are just givers, and Sherwin is one of those people. When he learned about the need for living donors, he donated a kidney. And since his donation, he continues to give hours of his time to raise awareness and save other lives.

Stephanie Holladay

“It’s humbling to set aside your own life for a while so that another person can reclaim theirs.”

Steve Haugen

One year after the transplant, Sharol and Marlene sought to meet each other. In an ironic twist of fate, the two found they lived just two miles apart.