DOnor hero garden

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Michael J. Nachtman

Donor Hero

Mike passed away in 2015 He refused to fly unless his dad was the pilot. His dad had passed several years before. When Mike passed and I said he was a donor. The mortuary said he would be flown to Kansas City for the recovery. I smiled and said Well Mikey I finally got you on a plane, and your Dad is the co-pilot!

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Layla Napruszewski

Donor Hero

Layla had only just turned 18 when she unexpectedly left us. But she was able to help others through tissue donation.

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Samuel Nash

Donor Hero

Love to my husband, Sam

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Bobby Nation

Donor Hero

Bobby, forever 28. Bobby could light up a room full of people, very funny. Loved playing guitars. Being a donor was not our decision, it was his and we honored it. We have a strong relationship with his heart and lung recipient and his grandmother received his kidney.

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David John Neal

Donor Hero

David was the BEST son I could ever have. He lived life and didn’t let life live him. He was whatever you needed at the time of need. David was definitely my Beatitudes in life. Strong when you feel weak, loving in times of doubt, comforting when you needed a shoulder to lean on. He didn’t just touch your heart he touched your SOUL. Love Mom!


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David Allen Neal

Donor Hero

Gave the gift of sight to two people in need

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Caitlin Nelson

Selfless Hero

Caitlin passed away in 2017 at age 20 after a tragic accident. Caitlin was a selfless young woman who loved helping others. She hoped to be a social worker for pediatric oncology. She was passionate about organ donation for several years. Caitlin gave the gift of life by donating her heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, bone, and tissue.

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Karie Nelson

Loving Hero

My sister was 39 years old. She has 3 beautiful daughters. My sister was able to give 7 organs to 5 different people! From her tragedy, she was able to be a hero! She will always be missed

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Anson Nesbit

Donor Hero

Very thankful, we are so blessed with your gift of life, thank you very much .

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Joe Neumuller

Donor Hero

In loving memory of the greatest hero we never met. We are so thankful for your life saving gift. We will continue to live life to the fullest in your honor. #OrganJOEnation

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Emily Rose Nevarez

Loving Hero

Emily was only 14 years old, she was taken too soon. She was a kind, loving daughter with a beautiful soul! She loved music, singing, laughing, LIFE! Her laughter and smile, so contagious. She was very giving therefore her last gift was her organs, so she could help others & live on! Forever 14! Forever missed! Forever loved!

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Bill Newman

Donor Hero

Bill was a recipient of an organ donation in 2016. He passed away in 2019 and was able to be a tissue donor. Our family will be forever grateful that someone was kind enough to be a donor and give us 2 1/2 more years together. We miss him every day but we know he would be pleased that he was able to help others the way someone helped him.

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Denene Newman

Loving Hero

My mother was able to donate her eyes my mom was a loving person that loved life when bad things happen my mom was to stay calm and always ensuring her kids everything will be ok just know mom whenever I hear California Love by Dr. Dre and Tupac I make sure to turn it up for you I love you mom

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Janice Newman

Donor Hero

My mother, Janice Newman passed away in 2015 due to cardiac arrest. I granted permission to have her corneas and tissue donated. My son(her grandson) and I have been attending numerous Donate Life events and even received an anonymous letter from the recipient. My mother will always be my hero.

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Joseph Newman

Loving Hero

Joseph was a loving son, father, husband, uncle and friend. He always helped others even through tragedy he was able to help others through Donor West.

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Anaya Newton

Donor Hero

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Joe Nichols

Donor Hero

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Sue Nickel

Amazing Hero

My Mom, my hero...passed away unexpectedly in 2017. She was an amazing woman would do anything for anyone, she continued giving even after she passed away. We were informed that my Mom's corneas and tissue were given to 11 others! Most selfless person anyone could ever meet. We miss her so much!

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Drew Niebrugge

Donor Hero

My dad became a tissue donor about a year and a half ago. He gave the best hugs, always made me laugh, and threw the best barbecues!

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David Alec Noble

Selfless Hero

David saved the lives of 4 people with the donation of his heart, liver and kidneys. David was a selfless person and he lives on in the lives of the people he saved. Miss him so much.

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George Noble

Donor Hero

George was energetic and fun-loving. He was a delight to be around, although hi energy could be a bit much for some. He loved playing soccer and video games and loved watching and discussing all sorts of sports. He died at 23, so he never really launched into adulthood.

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Joseph D Nocero

Donor Hero

My husband Joe suddenly passed away in 2019 at age of 41. I received a letter right before Christmas that 2 recipients were able to gain eyesight due to Joe's donation. I couldn't be more proud of him for giving the ultimate gift. A true hero in life and death. I will love and miss you forever my love!

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Kimberley Nicole Norris

Loving Hero

Kim was full of life, love and faith like none I have ever known. As she was in life, giving and always putting others first, she did so in death. She was a donor and wanted to share this precious life even when hers was over. Hope her love of life is continuing to be spread through her selfless gift. Always and Forever in Our Hearts and Souls!

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Nadonna Kelsey Norriss

Donor Hero

Nadonna lived a full life. She spent most of her life helping and giving. Even after death she gave the ultimate gift of life to 4 different people and their families.

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Terry L Noss

Donor Hero

Your departure was so sudden. I still miss you tremendously; your voice, your hand in mine, your smile. You were the best..

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Allison Nunley

Donor Hero

My dad was found unresponsive. He was pronounced brain dead and I knew he would not want to live like that. So I decided to withdraw life support for him. In this process I was made aware that he was an organ donor and asked if I wanted to donate his organs. I know that with his death he could help a lot of people and make a difference in his death.

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Rhett Nyberg

Donor Hero

15-day old Sweet Baby Rhett donated tissue and heart valves to those in need. Although, Rhett was only with us a short amount of time, he made an impact on everyone he met and has influenced others to become a donor! ❤️

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Peter O'Brien

Donor Hero

Peter was the best friend, brother, son, uncle that any of us could have imagined. We love and miss him forever.

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Peter O'Brien

Loving Hero

Peter was the best brother, best friend and best son we could have asked for. We will always remember him for his laughter and love!

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Michael O'Buckley

Donor Hero

My son was a miracle from the day he was born. He brought love, laughter and sunshine to everyone he met. So fitting he continues to spread his love to this day.

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Tracy (Tray) O'Daniel

Donor Hero

Tracy was a father of 5 and pawpaw to 2. Tracy and myself would have celebrated our 16 wedding anniversary on May 15, 2020. But he was taken all too soon. Tracy had phenomena that set/lead into flu I was woken up to him having a severe asthma attack in the bathroom. The beginning of my nightmare

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Frank J. Oderifero

Donor Hero

Frank passed in 2011 at the age of 38. He gave sight to 2 men and donated tissue, bone and skin. He was a wonderful and caring young man who loved his family so much. He was always helping people especially the elderly an children loved him. He volunteered at his church and in the community. He will forever be missed and remember

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Jim Odle

Loving Hero

My Dad was very loving father who loved life and never took anything for granted. He was a very giving person and knew how to make you feel special. He was always there when his family and friends needed him. He always put others before himself.  Although he was a registered organ donor he wasn’t able to in the end.  But he is still a Hero.

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Sean O'Donnell

Donor Hero

Seany was 21 when he lost his battle with depression. In those 21 years he made an impact on his friends and family that will last a lifetime. He loved art, sports, movies, and more than anything he loved making people laugh - even himself! To his friends and family he was always a hero; now everyone else can see it too. We love and miss you Seany.

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Robert Olhausen

Amazing Hero

Robert was an amazing person who loved his family. He cared about organ donation, especially because his son is a transplant recipient and made the selfless decision to be an organ donor. When he passed, he donated his eyes, skin, and other tissues. He will be forever missed but him and his decision to give the gift of life will never be forgotten.

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Dennis Odvody

Generous Hero

My Dad was a wonderful, caring, generous man who loved to help out family and friends. Even after he passed away, he helped through being a donor. Dad was always happy and smiling, and I know he is happy he could help one last time.

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Timothy Olshefski

Loving Son

My beloved son lost his life as the result of a traffic accident just a month shy of his 18th birthday and 2 1/2 months short of his high school graduation in 2001. He was a gift from God, a loving, gregarious soul, a dear son, brother and friend. My heart has conversations with him every day. I am so glad his donation has impacted so many lives!

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Frank Olson, Jr.

Loving Hero

Frank was a husband, dad, grandpa, son, brother, uncle and friend to all.
He was a hard worker but in his spare time enjoyed sports and music.
Frank left us suddenly but had “Checked the Box.”
Be Sure To Hug Those You Love, Because You Can:)
Love you always.

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Peter Olszewski

A Healer

Peter was a healer. A Nurse Practitioner who was loved by his patients, his calm presence helped many, here and abroad. We were able to donate his eyes after his brave fight in 2017. He would be so pleased to keep giving to others.

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Joseph O'Malley

Donor Hero

Joseph, It seems like yesterday when you passed. I always take solace in your generosity in having arranged to be an organ donor. A Mom and a Dad, are alive for their children and families today because of your thoughtfulness. I miss you terribly, my son, and think of you every day. God bless you. Until we meet again. I love you, Dad

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Omar

Donor Hero

Omar was born with Spina Bifida He always be a happy child I missing he a lot every day I try to be fine for him because if he fought all his life I want to do the same. I love you my Tesoro Hermoso

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Elijah Orejuela

Donor Hero

Elijah and Elyssa were twins. Just shy of their second birthday they drowned while at daycare. Elyssa passed away instantly, but Elijah was able to donate his organs to save other little children in need. I am doing this to honor them both. Their sweet mama misses them daily.

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Curt Orlowski

Donor Hero

Curt & his friend Dakota were killed by a 19 yr old drunk driver in 2014. He was 18 & just finished his freshman year at Northwood University. Curt was so kind & loving. Athletic & smart. Handsome & funny. He gave the best hugs. Becoming a donor was Curt’s idea. Curt leaves behind his Mom & Dad & 2 older sisters who love him & miss him so much.

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Derek Ortega

Donor Hero

Derek was able to donate his liver, heart &, kidneys.
He was ALWAYS Our Hero!

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Hector M. Gonzalez Ortiz

Donor Hero

Hector was characterized by living intensely. He loved life and as such he wanted to help others to extend their days by donating his organs. His wish was fulfilled.

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Wilma Pieve Ortiz

Héroe Donante

Mamá, a casi un año de tu partida seguimos sin creerlo. Es un vacío inmenso, pero en mi corazón llevo cada momento de felicidad compartida. Tu corazón late junto al mío. Gracias por tu entrega, por el amor y la felicidad que nos diste y que aún nos sigues dando. Tu recuerdo seguirá en nuestros corazones. Bendición. Te amamos, tus hijos y nietos.

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Bryan Owens

Donor Hero

20+ years of saving lives. Not just the 4 people who received his life saving organs. But, all the others he has touched with his story. So many lives changed due to one precious life. We love and miss you Bryan. The world thinks of you as as one, we think of you as the world!

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Melissa Owen

Angel Hero

Five years ago on a cold December Christmas morning, I received the call that they found me a heart. Later I found out it was from a angel named Melissa Owen. She saved my life and I am forever grateful.

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Melissa Kay Owen

Donor Hero

Our daughter, Melissa, became a hero to three separate organ recipients on Christmas Eve five years ago in 2014. A 38-year-old single mother of a second-semester high school senior, she shared whatever she could to help others. Her final gift to share was the gift of life, the story we now refer to as our new Christmas miracle.

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Mica Owen

Loving Hero

Mica was killed in a car accident 3 weeks after I had a life-saving liver transplant. Because of my transplant, her parents decided to give the gift of life. Mica was a beautiful and caring young lady and we miss her every day.

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Sasha Josephine Owens

Donor Hero

Thanks to Sasha and her family, I've had 15 more years with my kids.

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Kathleen “Kats” Leilani Paauhau

Heart of Gold

Kat was a Woman with a Heart ❤️ of Gold!! She loved Jesus and Loved Unconditionally. Mahalo to those who continue to share of how Kat touched your life!! It Blesses us to hear the memories & to know that Kat decided to give of herself and give someone else a second chance at life! ❤️We Love you Kat & You’re Forever in our Hearts! 🦋PTL ❤️

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Shanna Pace

Donor Hero

There will never be a more infectious, joyful laugh than Shanna’s. I miss it every day.

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Shanna C. Pace

Loving Hero

Shanna was not only my stepdaughter she was a great friend. I was so lucky to have her in my life for almost 40 years. She had the sweetest soul, great sense of humor and she always had my back. I miss her every day. Just like her father she loved the beach.

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Shanna Pace

Donor Hero

Shanna touched the lives of so many throughout her lifetime. She shared her love of Science with countless children throughout the years! It’s no surprise that Shanna continues to have an impact on so many lives. I know Shanna is smiling down on the people whose lives she improved and saved! I’m so proud of my friend, our hero, Shanna Pace!

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Shanna Christine Pace

Beloved Hero

Shanna lived her life to the very fullest. She was the funniest, wittiest and most brilliant person we all know- She lived her life as a Super Hero and in leaving us she remains one. We will miss her a lifetime and love her the same- forever

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David A. Pacheco Jr.

Loving Hero

David was the love of my life who was taken too soon from his family. He was a great friend, son, husband, father, uncle and cousin to all! He passed in 2015 and was able to donate many of his organs to patients in need. David is our HERO and a HERO to many families who benefited from his organ donation.
We love and miss you every day David!

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Austin Packard

Loving Hero

Austin was a tissue, eye, heart valves, skin and bone donor. He will be forever 35 yrs old. A heart full of love and compassion. Talented Executive Chef. He never met a stranger.

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Vincent Pagano Jr.

Donor Hero

We carry you in our heart everyday! Hardest decision a parent has to make, but we knew receiving an organ can become a life changing event for people needing a transplant. It helped our family work through the grieving process and deal with our loss by knowing that our son is helping save the lives of others. You are our HERO always and forever!

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Holly Kathryn Page

Donor Hero

Holly Kathryn Page, age 14, was an amazing little girl who always embraced life's challenges with a smile and endless optimism. She was loved by everyone who knew her, and she was truly the glue of our family and community. Her purpose in life was to brighten the days of those around her, and she lives on through the gift of life and sight!

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David Palazuk

Donor Hero

My dad was taken from us unexpectedly, and far too soon. However, we feel comfort in the fact that he was able to help others with his gift of life.

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Tyler James Palmer

Donor Hero

Tyler was involved in a fatal traffic injury in 2008 which claimed his life. Out of this tragedy came some good. Tyler gave life to 7 through organ donation, sight to two and touched the lives of many others through skin and tissue donation. Through the precious gift of life, Tyler lives on.

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Joesph Palmeri

Donor Hero

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Hailey “Hails” Palumbo

Beautiful Hero

Hailey was a bright, cheerful teenage girl. When she walked into the room it would light up from her beautiful smile. Hailey was taken away from us in a Tragic Accident. Hailey always had her heart set on saving lives. Her family decided to fulfill her dreams, and donate her organs to the NJ Sharing Network. She will forever be our hero.

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Peter James Pandeli

Kind Hero

Pete was killed the day after Christmas riding his motorcycle home from work. He was a very kind, caring, and generous man. His is loved and missed by so many.

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James (Bob) Paris

Donor Hero

Donated liver, both kidneys, corneas, & bones

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Triston Paris

Donor Hero

Triston was an amazing person. He was always there for anyone that needed him. He loved people, music, and being outdoors. He is missed by all that knew him.

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Roxie Parker

Loving Mother

Momma, you were too pure and perfect to exist on this Earth and now you're flying high as our guardian angel. No words will ever express the pain of losing you, but how special to know, many, many others are carrying on your legacy through your 'gifts.'

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Tim Parker

Donor Hero

Tim was a hero who saved 7 lives and donated tissues that were used in over 155 life enhancing surgeries.I have a piece of Tim’s bone in my neck. It was used in my anterior cervical fusion in 2008. I call it my Timbit and like to say he is no longer a pain in my neck but is helping to reduce the pain in my neck! I miss that goofy boy every day💚💙

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Doug Parsons

Donor Hero

My Son coached football and basketball to kids of all ages. He loved to coach. He always said it was about the players and how they treated each other. He really made a difference in those kids’ live. He was a great son!

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Whitney Parton

Selfless Hero

Whitney loved everybody, she had a giving heart and a sweet spirit. She was selfless, brave, independent, and loved to laugh. She saw the best in everyone, and her smile was contagious. Whitney loved the Lord and shared her love for him with everyone. She is our angel and will be forever in our hearts. We love and miss you Whitney.

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Jessica Lynn Patek

Beautiful Hero

Jessica was beautiful inside and out and was always giving of her sunshine. She was a Red Cross certified lifeguard an excellent athlete and the best big sister and daughter anyone could ask for. We miss her every second of every day!

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Kyle John Parzych

Loving Hero

Kyle was the youngest of my four children. He was a special, beautiful, blond haired , blue eyed little boy. So caring for everyone. When someone was hurting, he hurt also. He had a heart of gold. So generous and loving. Forever 22. Miss him more and more every day. A broken heart that will never heal. Until we meet again.

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Nicholas Paquette

Donor Hero

Dear Nicholas, I think about you so often. More than anyone ever knows. I wish I could see you again and talk with you like in the days before your accident. You left behind a legacy for so many who have been touched by your generous gifts and sweet memories for your loved ones here to cherish. Can't wait for the day we're reunited in Heaven.

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Nick Paquette

Loving Hero

Nick was a warm, witty, sensitive young man. He had a passion for cars and loved his family deeply. Sadly, he was hit by a car weeks after his 23rd birthday. His loss has forever changed our lives. Life just isn't the same without NIcholas. His gift of life saved or enhanced the lives of 70 people. Nick's selfless act has given us much comfort.

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John H Patterson III

Donor Hero

John was always there to help all who needed help. Even in his after life he is still helping those in need by making the choice to donate his organs. He will be forever loved and missed by all who came in contact with his vibrant soul and big smile.

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John H Patterson III

Loving Hero

Donated kidneys and corneas and skin

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John Henry Patterson lll

Beloved Hero

He’s my star in the sky for the rest of my time.

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John Henry Patterson lll

Loving Brother

My older brother was a man of heart. Not only was he a donor hero but also a community hero as a volunteer firefighter. He poured his heart and soul into everything he loved most importantly the people that meant the most to him. We lost him to suicide - which brings me to my awareness point - https://afsp.org - has an abundance of resources.

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John Henry Patterson lll

Loving Hero

John John as we called him, ended his life at 28 years old in October. He was a volunteer fireman since the age of 14 and loved doing it! He was sweet, caring, and gave the best hugs. He has since gave his organs to three people, saving one of those lives and making life better for the other two. We miss him dearly and he is our hero.

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John Henry Patterson lll

Beloved Hero

He cared more about others than himself

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John Henry Patterson lll

Beloved Hero

Our John John was ALWAYS a hero. Though he may be gone from this world, he chose to donate his organs to save others, so we know he still lives on ❤️

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Kingsley Patterson

Donor Hero

My son donated his heart and kidney at 5 months of age.

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McKenzie Rae Patti

Guardian Angel

McKenzie passed in a car accident on Memorial Day weekend 2016, she was 20 yrs young. Mckenzie was an organ donor since the age of 16. She had saved lives and given sight to 1 person. Kenzie is our HERO and our guardian angel. We love and miss you so much💙💚

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Dominic Patton

Donor Hero

He attended Saint Stanislaus and played soccer for the school and for GCU. He is the sweetest, most kind 16 year old boy. His love of soccer and riding four wheelers consumed his weekends and I am so thankful for the times we had together. He is and will always be my hero.

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Alice Marie Paxton

Donor Hero

I have worked in the world of donation for 13 yrs. My mom was always my cheerleader and my rock. She would listen to the stories of amazing donor heroes and their families and cry and pray for each and every one of them. When she went to heaven this year she could not give physically, but she was a DONOR IN SPIRIT! I love you mom, you are my HERO!

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Brynlee Payment

Donor Hero

Our sweet baby girl, 18 months, donated her heart, kidneys and lungs. We are forever grateful for the time we had with our angel but miss her every second of every day.

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Cynthia Peebles

Loving Hero

Cynthia Peebles was a loving wife, momma, and friend. She touched the hearts of all who knew her with her beautiful smile and bubbly personality. She never met someone she didn’t like and treated everyone she knew with love. She is now in heaven with her son, among many others. Her husband, Mike Peebles and daughter Anna Peebles survive her.

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F. Joseph Pena

Donor Hero

Joe was a loving father, son, husband to be and faithful friend. Forever smiling. Always the one people called on the help. Lover of God, nature, fishing, golf, NO Saints, and avid Corvette fan. Joe and I were friends first in the 6th grade. Reunited after life took us on different paths. My forever true love.

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Lucas Sebastian Penate

Donor Hero

Lucas un bebé valiente que luchó contra la epilepsia desde su nacimiento, a pesar de sufrir muchas hospitalizaciones, medicamentos, exámenes y demás, nunca dejó de sonreír, a pesar de no poder hablar, con una mirada inspiraba valentía e inocencia, me hizo la mamá más feliz del mundo y dejó amor para otra persona por medio de sus órganos!💕

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Eddie Perea

Donor Hero

Honoring Eddie for my gift of life

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Joshua Tylor Peregory

Selfless Hero

My son Joshua was a 25 year old handsome man! He was smart, strong, loving, giving and unselfish!He lived life to the fullest and always wanted and tried to help everyone never asking for anything in return! This is why I never thought twice about sharing him with others!Joshua would have wanted this!!!Joshua saved six lives of all gender and ages!

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Antonio Baldomero Perez

Donor Hero

My son struggled with asthma his whole life 16 days before his 14th birthday he passed away I decided to donate his organs because even when he had a little he would give just to make other people happy he was such a great kid a old soul he loved music and was learning how to cook...I hope he knows how very proud I am to be his mom love you Tonio

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Michael Perkins

Donor Hero

Michael died suddenly at the age of 29 due to an undiagnosed heart anomaly. He was able to give 2 people their sight back with the donation of his corneas.

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Michael Alexander Perkins

Heart of Gold

Michael was 18 had a heart of gold would do anything you could ask of a young man. He was an awesome big brother to his brother and sister. Was an all around great person to be around.

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Luigi D. Peruzzi

Generous Hero

My father was the most kind-hearted, generous man who I miss every minute of every day. I can say that having my dearest hero father help someone be able to see again has brought a lot of peace in my mind and in my heart. I am so proud of my hero father and all the other donor heros. Love and miss you so much dad.

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David Petersen

Donor Hero

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Donald Ray Peterson

Loving Husband

I would like to dedicate this flower in honor of my husband who passed away in 2018. He strived to help anyone out when he was alive and continued to do so after he passed by donating all available organs to those in need.

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Nicholas Corey Peterson

Donor Hero

My big brother Nick was a hero to many in life and after life. He served and fought for our country in the US Army as a member of 507th Maintenance Co. Nick was a stranger to none and a best friend to many. May he always be remembered and may his memories, love, & laughter carry us through the rest of our days.

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Nathanial Peton

Donor Hero

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Matthew Joseph Petrillo

Donor Hero

Matt first signed up to be an organ donor years ago and was so excited. He knew that one day he was going to be saving lives. Matt always was kind and cared for others so it was no surprise to anyone that he was an organ donor. We know he is so happy he got to save lives and that all those around him are organ donors.

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Briar Phelka

Donor Hero

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Philip Philbin

Amazing Hero

Phil passed away unexpectedly and tragically doing something, he loved...bike riding along the shore road by the ocean. Phil was an amazing husband and, father, I will forever miss him. We have two incredible boys, Eben, and Aidan. With the donation of his gifts, his generous spirit will continue to live on in others.

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Dustin Edward Phillips

Donor Hero

Dustin was my firstborn son who accidentally used too much insulin and became comatose with no hope of recovery. He was able to help two people with his kidney donation and hopefully diabetes research with the donation of his pancreas and spleen. His legacy lives on in his donation and his children.

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Michelle Phillips

Donor Hero

Beautiful young lady gone too soon. She always wanted to be an organ donor and her wishes were honored by her family at her death. I know I’m forever grateful for her decision. I thank God every day for this gift and for the courage to live my life in a way that would make Michelle and her family proud.

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Michelle Philips

Donor Hero

Michelle was a young girl that always felt like people have 2 kidneys they should donate one. She left this world and her parents determined that she would want to donate her organs. She was a beautiful girl and I can't say enough about her family for making this life saving decision for me.

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Sam Phillips

Donor Hero

Sam was 20 years old when he became my donor hero. He would make you smile the minute he walked in the room. He always told me he loved me and I sure miss that. Now he lives on now giving sight to 2 individuals. Now I live for both of us. So all I do, I do to honor you! Love and miss you buddy!

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William R. Phillips

Donor Hero

William was a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, who served his country for 20 years. He was honored to be an organ and tissue donor.

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Amanda Philpott

Donor Hero

Amanda loved helping others. We knew as she slipped away from us into Heaven we were making the right choice in donation. Her heart was given to a member of our church. Two families are one.

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Physher

Donor Hero

Always in our hearts.

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Paige Marie Piawlock

Donor Hero

Paige tragically passed away after a fatal car accident along with her father. She was only 10. Her mother made the difficult decision and donated all of her organs.I am forever grateful and humbled knowing my niece's life saved many
Thank you NEDS. Sincerely Deb

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Brett Pickle

Donor Hero

Brett had GBM 4 for 3 months & 2 days from diagnosis to death. Brett always wanted to be an organ donor. He donated his brain to research so the horrific brain cancer he had could be stopped.

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Danny Pino

Donor Hero

You are our hero Danny. You saved 2 boys with your kidneys and a gentleman with your liver. They are all doing well. I’m sorry I couldn’t save you from your accident but you served humanity through your donation. You should be proud of that. We are still and always will be proud of you. Until we meet again Papo. I love you!

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Richard V. Pinto

Donor Hero

Rick's tissue was donated to a Special Education Teacher who needed foot surgery. Rick's tissue enabled the teacher to have a successful surgery and regain her ability to walk. Rick was a runner so the fact that his tissue helped someone walk, is truly amazing! His legacy lives on!

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Micah Pippen

Donor Hero

 

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Micah Pippen

Amazing Hero

Micah was an awesome 15 year old young man. ALWAYS wore a smile. To know him was to love him. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Always willing to help anyone in need. Even Giving the gift of life to several people. Love you Micah!!

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Micah Pippen

Loving Hero

God blessed us with Micah for 14 amazing years on earth. We loved beyond measure, we laughed a ka-zillion laughs, we lived life happily and what a life we'll have when we're together again! Micah is/was a 'Difference Maker' from the very beginning & continues to be! Jeremiah 31:3 I LOVE YOU SNUGGLEBUG!!!! Mama

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Micah Pippen

Donor Hero

My donor Micah was 15 years old. He saved my life in 2015. I received his liver and a kidney. My hero

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Micah Pippen

Donor Hero

 

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Micah Pippen

Loving Hero

Micah is a very kind hearted, loving soul!

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Micah Pippen

Donor Hero

 

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Micah Pippen

Beloved Hero

Precious young man gone too soon but gave life to others!!!

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Micah Pippen

Donor Hero

 

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Micah Pippen

Donor Hero

Micah is and will be my Hero forever! So greatful for Micah and his family. ❤️❤️

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Micah Pippen

Donor Hero

 

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Nancy Plagman

Selfless Hero

My father has a degenerative liver disease and when he first found out he needed a liver transplant, his sister selflessly donated a portion of her liver to him. They were the 20th living liver donor pair the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN performed. We cannot thank my aunt enough for this gift of life and allowed us 11 additional years with my dad.

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Jacob Plamp

Donor Hero

Jake had a smile that could light up any room, and a heart that matched it. He was a "best friend" to so many of his peers, and never got enough socialization, whether it be hanging out, playing basketball, or playing volleyball. His gift of life is just one more in the list of ways he makes me proud to be his "Momma".

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Stephen Plant

Donor Hero

Steve was hoping to get a life saving lung transplant. When we were told he was too sick and was being moved to hospice care, he thought of others and reminded me that he was a registered organ donor. He was able to donate eyes and tissue.

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Todd Ploeger

Donor Hero

Todd and I were married for four years. He was a loving and caring man and would help anyone in any way he could.

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Daniel Polhemus

Donor Hero

Our nineteen year son Daniel died due to injuries from a car accident in 2005. He was a successful donor of both kidneys, liver and pancreas. Daniel's donation is a great comfort, second only to our faith. His favorite saying was "I got your back". Organ donation is the ultimate "got your back". We thank God Daniel was able to share his life.

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Albert C. Ponce, Jr.

Donor Superhero

You always gave. You always loved. You are my super hero.

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Haylee Ponte

Donor Hero

My daughter Haylee passed away in 2015 from a sudden asthma attack . Haylee was a student at UNR studying biology some day with hopes of becoming a doctor to help others . Haylee was a vibrant 19 year old with a big heart would do anything for anyone it was very apparent as she signed up to be a donor without telling her dad and I. She’s my HERO!

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Starlett Ponthieux

Loving Mother

My mom was a kind, generous woman who left us suddenly without warning. While she was not a registered donor, my family knew if she could help someone she would want to. She was able to do just that. It doesn't make the pain less, but it does give some comfort.

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Daniel M Pope

Selfless Hero

Your selfless act of being an organ donor truly makes you a hero. You will live on in our hearts forever. We love you and miss your beautiful smile every day. Love, Mom and Dad

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Finn Benton Pope

Donor Hero

Finn Benton Pope, our Turkey Butted Baby, brought endless joy to our lives for the 11 months and 1 day that we were so blessed to be his parents earthside. God called him home by way of a brain aneurysm. Finn saved the lives of 3 people at only 11 months old. We miss our baby boy tremendously but are so proud of his heroism.

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Christine Popp

Loving Hero

My wife was a recipient who passed away but had always been willing to be a donor even before she knew she would have to be a recipient. She said if I can ever help someone how could I not do that yet be willing to receive one if I needed it myself. She always thought of others first

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D Glen Porter

Donor Hero

YOU ARE STILL TOUCHING MANY LIVES AS YOU ALWAYS DID. YOUR LOVE WILL LIVE ON FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.

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Jack Porter

Donor Hero

Jack was born sleeping. Lots of health issues starting at 20 weeks. Delivered at 42 weeks. Fell asleep 20 min. before delivery. A little girl has his heart valves. His eyes & tissue were also donated in 1993

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Kevin Pospisil

Loving Brother

My brother donated his long bone, heart, kidneys, eyes, bone marrow and skin in 1990.

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Zigmund Pospisil

Donor Hero

My dad donated his corneas and skin. I am glad he was able to help others have a better life.

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Brandon Sergei Post

Loving Hero

My brother was a sensitive, tender-hearted person. He will forever be missed and loved by his family. We are grateful for the short time we had with him. Prayers that our Lord Jesus Christ has mercy on his soul and that he is in a beautiful place of light and love.

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Ryan Margaret Post

Dedicated Hero

Ryan was a dedicated cheerleader; daughter; sister; and friend. She took on the world with wide eyes and made friends with everyone. She was a bubbly, fun and smart 13 year old. Her laugh was contagious, and her dimples would melt your heart! In 2017, Ryan was killed in a car crash but was able to help 16 people with her organ and tissue donation.

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Austin Poteet

Donor Hero

You will never be forgotten!! You will always be loved!!!

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Steven Thomas Poulter

Loving Hero

My brother passed away unexpectedly due to a wasp sting. It was no surprise to is that he was an organ donor, he was such a giving man. We have contact now with 2 of his recipients and it is such a joy to know he has given them a longer life.

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Ray Powell

Loving Father

My dad was my biggest hero and will always be even though he's in heaven. I miss him so much everyday and cant wait to see him again.

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Jeff Powers

Donor Hero

Jeff saved my life when I was a tiny baby. I am now 12 years old and will be celebrating my 12 year transplant anniversary in May. Jeff is my hero and my forever guardian angel. I ❤️you Jeff! 💙💚

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Charles Poziombka the third (CJ)

Donor Hero

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Lackur Prasad

Devoted Hero

He was a devoted father, husband, and family man. Despite having battled numerous health issues throughout his life, he rarely showed it, as spending time with his family and community was always the most important priority. He is forever remembered as a kind natured, hardworking, and above all loving soul. He is sorely missed by his wife and kids.

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Dylan Prescott

Donor Hero

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Patrick Preskitt

Beloved Hero

Our beloved father, Patrick Preskitt, passed away from a long and hard fought battle with heart disease. He loved spending time on his farm in Carriere Mississippi and was the best Pops to his grandchildren that loved him very much. Our dad was so kind and generous that it was only fitting that in his death he continued to give to others.

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James Michael “Mikey” Presley

James Michael “Mikey” Presley

The best big brother and best friend ! Deeply missed even today ! Dearly loved for always !

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James “Mikey” Michael Presley

Donor Hero

Loyal friend and Loving brother ! Deeply missed and never will be forgotten.

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Kamryn Olivia Price

Angel Hero

Baby Kam, God thought he needed you more than us and made you an Angel. You were able to save three lives at only 18 months of age in 2019. You were your daddy's little farm girl! We all love you! Until we meet again, guard over us.

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Joseph Alan Prichard

Donor Hero

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David Pride

Loving Hero

Wonderful person, husband, father, son, brother, friend and our hero. Days before David’s unexpected passing he made the choice to become a donor. God works mysterious ways.

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David Pride

Wonderful Hero

David was a wonderful husband and father to two daughters. He passed away in 2012 unexpectedly at the age of 44. We will always miss the way he could charm a room into laughter and his late nights playing the guitar a little too loudly for our neighbors. Love you and miss you so much Dad!

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Robert Scott Prokipczuk

Loving Hero

My brother was the youngest of eight children. He loved music, great sense of humor, love to make people laugh. I miss him saying "Love & Huggies." He never liked drama or gossiping. He was like a Robin Williams, his wit was non stop. He would do anything for anyone. I miss him so much. Rest In Heavenly Peace dear brother.

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Cooper William Prorok

Donor Hero

Always in our hearts and mind Coop, not a minute passes by that I think of you and your smile. Shine bright, watch over us and I know you are always by my side.

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Patrick Prospal

Donor Hero

Patrick was the best husband, fur daddy, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He enjoyed a simple life, loved working in the yard, taking care of his dogs, going to the lake, cooking and he was a wonderful cook, and Auto racing. We miss him so much everyday.

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Hayden Andrew Quesenberry

Donor Hero

Hayden was 4 years old when he passed in 2015. My daughter, Alex Quesenberry and her husband Josh made the heartbreaking and beautiful decision for Hayden to be a Hero in another family’s life...he was a miracle for 2 families and we are forever blessed to have been apart of that.

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Kevin Raasch

Selfless Hero

Kevin was killed in 2019 in a tragic work related accident. Kevin was selfless, the most loving husband, father, friend. If it were possible to help someone out, he was there. It only made sense that he would want to donate what he was able.

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James N. Rachal

Donor Hero

You were like a dad to me, always helping those that needed help, we miss you so much Uncle James, your passing left a huge void in our hearts, but you saved lives in the process. Love you!

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James N Rachal

Hero Brother

Hero Brother (Friend)

He was a generous person always giving and doing for others. He saved the life of a family friend by donating his liver and another life with his kidney. James you will live on in our hearts forever! We love you! (Miss our suppers together)

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Maile Rae

Donor Hero

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James Ramm

Donor Hero

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Mindy Ramos

Donor Hero

I received the gift of life from my mother when she donated her kidney to save my life at the age of 2 1/2. I’ve had our kidney for 16 years strong!

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Rossana Díaz Ramos

Donor Hero

El perderte fue difícil pero nos consuela el que hayas donado tus tejidos para ayudar a otros a tener una vida plena. Siempre te recordaremos y te admiraremos por tu valentía la que al hacerte donante hiciste permanecer en nosotros para siempre.

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Alfonso Rangel, Jr.

Donor Hero

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Arturo Santos Rangel

Donor Hero

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Chandler J. S. Ramsey

Donor Hero

Our son, Chandler, was 17 when we lost him in a car accident in 2018. He was a Sr. in high school and a faithful follower of Jesus. His kindness and friendship touched many. He chose to be a Donor when he got his license. We know he is proud, that in his earthly death, he has helped save and improve the lives of so many. We miss him constantly.

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Jerry S. Ramsey

Giving Hero

Jerry was the kindest, most giving person ever. He was always ready to help out and lend a helping hand. This was the final gift of love we could share in honor of a wonderful husband and father! Jerry would be so very happy. He is truly our hero.

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Jerry Ramsey

Donor Hero

Jerry was the man who always wanted to help anyone. This was the most unselfish act of love we could ever think of, the gift of donation. He would be so proud of the decision myself and sons made to honor his cherished memory. He was truly one in a million!

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Landon Randolph

Brave Hero

Our loving son was the sunshine in our lives. He was born with respiratory issues from day one but that didn't slow the little guy down. He was a superhero for 3 other families. He was the bravest person I had ever met. I could go on and on. Just know he is very missed and loved.

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Luke Reece

Loving Hero

Luke passed away in 2018 due to a PE. He was one of the kindest and loving men. He would be happy to know others' lives were improved because of his gift of donation. He is my super hero.

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Lucy Reff

Donor Hero

In 2019 Lucy, at 23, was in her last semester for Respiratory Therapy at Upstate Med Univ when a colloid cyst took her life. She was engaged to be married in August and had just purchased her wedding gown. She saved 4 lives and will forever be our hero. We miss her smile and sass every day. Lucy did live life to the fullest ❤️💙💚

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Paul H. Regan

Donor Hero

My dad, Paul H. Regan died unexpectedly in 2019. He was a caring dad, husband, and grandfather. He loved to get up early and go to breakfast. He was a former firefighter and the greatest morel mushroom hunter in Platte County. He helped a lot of people when he was alive. I'm glad his donation of organs helped someone else live.

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Gary P. Reichert Jr.

Donor Hero

Gary was taken from us suddenly in 2013; while it was a very difficult time, it was Gary that guided us by checking his license “Yes” at the age of 17 to become an organ donor. We know that Gary lives on in others and knowing that brings comfort to his family and friends. We love, remember & miss him so very much...

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Steven Lee Reid

Donor Hero

I was given the gift in 2014. Felt extremely blessed and have had the honor of meeting Steven’s parents and to this day stay in touch.

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Abraham Reinhardt

Donor Hero

In 2019 Abraham was called back home to the Lord. Abraham was a special young man where if you saw him, you were drawn to him. He had a love for Christ and for people, especially those who were bullied and/or less fortunate. Abraham’s legacy continues in 5 special lives who got a special part of my very special son. He is a true hero!

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William Reiss III

Donor Hero

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Ramon (Ray) Rendon

Donor Hero

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. After all this time you are still with me, it's true.

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Penni Replogle

Donor Hero

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Blair Rexroad

Donor Hero

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Branden Keanu Reyes

Donor Hero

Our 7 yr old son, Branden, became an organ donor in 2016. His heart saved a young man's life who resides in Albequerque. His liver and one kidney saved a young woman's life who resides in Trophy Club, TX. His pancreas and one kidney saved an adult male's life. His corneas saved the vision of an elderly female.

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Mariyah Reyes

Donor Hero

My daughter was beautiful with a smile that could light up a room. She loved to play soccer and had just signed to play in college. She was the player everyone wanted on their team. She was a wrestler and a drum major, she was everything. We will forever be proud of all her accomplishments. We miss her kind heart and our world is not the same.

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Christopher Reynolds

Loving Hero

A loving brother, son, grandson, nephew, and friend. Always remembered and never forgotten. Ride hard. Ride free

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Tim Reynolds

Selfless Hero

Best description is selfless. Gave a stranger his coat. Always gave me and our kids his gift cards. Gave rides, fixed flats, pulled cars out of the ditch, pushed an older lady’s car from busy intersection and then gave her a ride. Always willing to share what he had and help others. Always put others first, even in his passing.

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Vernon L. Reynolds

Selfless Hero

Vern was a Missouri State Trooper for 31 years and A Special Deputy with the US Marshall Service for 4 years. Serving others in life and giving in death. He is a Hero.

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Lisa Rhoades

Loving Hero

Lisa M. Rhodes was a loving daughter, mother, spouse, family member, and friend. Her compassion and love for those she surrounded herself with was unwavering,and the warmth of her heart was endearing. Though her spirit is forever in our hearts, her earthly presence is desperately missed. We LOVE you Lisa then, now, and forever!

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Jenna Denise Rhodes

Donor Hero

Jenna made each of us feel special. Her laugh was huge & infectious, her smile unforgettable. She said the way to get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others and to creating something that gives you purpose. She did all those things and inspired all of us to do the same. We miss her.

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Sarah Renee' Rhoads

Donor Hero

Sarah was only sixteen when she made the decision to become an organ donor. Eight short years later in 2014 she saved the lives of five others. Today it is her legacy as others hear her story and they too become organ donors.

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Stephen Rhoads

Donor Hero

You will always be in my heart and memories.

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Bruce A Rice

Loving Husband

My husband died on his way to work of 2 massive pulmonary blood clots. He was 57 & planned to retire in 2 years. It was completely unexpected & I’m still in shock. But he’s want me to be happy & live life as much as possible which I’m doing.

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Frank Rice

Loving Father

My Dad was a very special man, he was a Korean War Veteran, and had two purple hearts and a bronze star plus many other special recognition He is missed by my mom me and my sister and brother.

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Jesse Andrew Richards

Loving Hero

Jesse left us suddenly in 2019 at 18 years old. Though he died so young he lived life to the fullest. He had this natural gift to make a stranger his friend almost instantly. His spirit was full of life and love. He was always happy and making people laugh. He was able to save 3 lives in his death. I know he is overjoyed! RIP our beloved Hero

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Edward (Eddie) Richardson

Donor Hero

Eddie gained his angel wings in 1995, and to honor his giving heart we agreed to donating his organs. That evening his eyes and heart valves was recovered and helped at least 4 other people to continue on with their families and friends.

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James Michael Richardson

Donor Hero

My son had such a giving heart. He served our country in Iraq at the age of 18. When he returned from war, he suffered from PTSD. He could never recover from it. He tried, he fought it, he was so miserable. He took his own life. He could not go on. I know he would be so proud to know he helped someone else, he always did!

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Rhonda Richardson

Donor Hero

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Michael Richartz

Donor Hero

\Unconditionally loved son, nephew and brother who is missed every single day. His laugh, his smile, his creativity and confidence shined through. And now his legacy carries on through donations of life.

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Pat Richling

Loving Hero

Mom died suddenly and unexpectedly. Since then, she has taught us so much about life and giving back. Even though she is gone, she is still helping people. She was able to donate many of her organs and we are so honored that she could. Its comforting knowing she is living on just on a different form! We love you and miss you terribly!

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Mary Catherine Elizabeth Ricketts

Donor Hero

Mary had always wanted to be an organ donor. We were not sure if she could with her health problems. On Mother’s Day of 2016 a man at our church was able to come back after his heart transplant, Mary looked at me and said she still wanted to be a donor. Later that week we lost our baby girl and she was able to donate. She will forever be our hero.

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Ricky

Donor Hero

Ricky you are so loved and greatly missed. You are a hero to so many. Love you more!

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Billy Ridings

Donor Hero

Billy was our hero in life and in death. My little brother never had it easy in life. But whatever life threw at him, he always answered with a smile. He never met a stranger. Once he met you,you were his friend. We love and miss you every day. Always in our hearts!

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Warren Riegel

Donor Hero

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Jill Riley

Loving Hero

Jill was a RN, dedicated to helping others well being. She lost her battle, but was able to keep giving.

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Heather Ripley

Donor Hero

Forever 26, Heather was an organ donor who saved 4 recipients, she devoted her life to helping people. We got to meet the Heart recipient, it was amazing. I am so very proud of her, I also became a Donor to honor her. Heather will never be forgotten as her Family has been united as she lives on. Love you Heather

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Heather Ripley

Loving Daughter

My daughter Heather passed away in 2018 at the age of 26. She gave the gift of life to 4 people. She was a social worker and loved to help others and continued helping after her death. My family and I have met her heart recipient and have become more like family. Heather is and always will be my hero! I love and miss her so much!

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Heather Ripley

Loving Hero

Heather was the love of my life, I am very proud of her. She was a hard worker and also went to college to become a Social Worker. She helped so many people. When she passed I did not know she was an organ donor. She donated 4 organs and we got to meet the lady who got her Heart. What an amazing day that was. I am now a donor to honor Heather.

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Mark Risinger

Loving Hero

My beloved husband Mark, died suddenly of a rare heart condition.We were hiking in Hawaii, while on vacation.He was a man of great integrity and unmatched character. He enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, hunting and most sporting events.He had a great perspective on life. His warm smile, big heart and great sense of humor is missed greatly

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Mark Risinger

Amazing Man

Mark was a loving Husband, Father, Son, brother, Uncle, grandfather, and Friend. His larger than life spirit lives on in our boys Matt, Kyle and Joe. He has a granddaugher Reagan, and two grandsons on the way. Mark we will NEVER forget you. We love and miss you so much!!!

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Mark Risinger

Donor Hero

Love you and miss you every day.

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Antonio Rivera

Donor Hero

No puedo sentirme más orgullosa de q hayas sido mi hermano te fuiste repentinamente pero en mi corazón vivirás siempre. Te Amo

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Julian Rivera

Donor Hero

My husband died in 2019 and was able to be a hero to a lot of people by donating his organs. I am so proud of him, I miss him, and I love him with all of my heart. Our son, Camryn, will know how amazing he was.

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Oscar "Boy" G. Rivera, Jr.

Donor Hero

In loving memory of my brother who will forever be missed. You became a hero and gave the gift of live to 5 others. We will always celebrate you and honor your memory. You were the best brother, son, grandson, uncle, cousin, & friend anyone could have ever have. You always helped others & even with your passing continue to help others. We love you.

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Oscar "Boy" G. Rivera Jr.

Caring Hero

This young man provided me with my second "breath of life". From what I have learned from Boy's family he was a giving and caring person, and I am living proof of that. He not only provided me relief in each and every breath I take, but he also affected my heart and the way I live my life and look at life and its every day challenges.He is my Hero.

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Linda Rix

Donor Hero

Linda was an amazing woman. She raised two daughters by herself, also helped raise her grandson Cooper. She was a nurse, extremely active in her church. She was on the PTA, a Girl Scout leader and a youth group Leader. Everybody who knew Linda loved her. She was an advocate for the homeless population in the KCMO area

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Greg Roach

Kind Hero

Greg was a kind loving man. He never met a stranger. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He decided to become an organ donor when his stepdaughter had to have a double lung transplant at 22 months old. He is dearly missed by all of his family and friends.

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Greg Roach

Donor Hero

Greg was a kind loving man. He never met a stranger. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He chose to be an organ donor when his stepdaughter had to have a double lung transplant at 22 months old. He is dearly missed by all of his family and friends.

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Dorman (Don) L.Robbins

Donor Hero

If there ever was a perfect person, it was Don, there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for anyone. He is loved and missed every day.

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Craig Matthew Roberds

Donor Hero

Craig Matthew Roberds was born on June 19th, 1968, the oldest of 4 siblings from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He loved bowling, fantasy football leagues, vinyl collecting, and going to concerts with his family. Although his life ended abruptly, his legacy will live on with those he loved and those who love him till the end.

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Mareka Roberts

Donor Hero

Mareka was a loving, caring, happy 15 year old 9th grader. She loved to dance and sing. God saw fit to call His angel home in 2020. Mareka succumbed to ventricular tachycardia. Mareka donated her eyes, her cornea, her skin, and her bones. I pray that someone is blessed to continue to live on with the help of Mareka's organs.

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Rheyshaun Roberts

Loving Hero

Although tragedy shorten his days, my Son was able to help others through his gift in life. May his memory carry far❤️.

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Rheyshaun Roberts

Donor Hero

Rheyshaun has a heart like no one else. I didn’t want to have his heart ripped from his chest and given to someone else to enjoy, but that was selfish act and I’m grateful that his loving, kindred heart was given to a person that gets to shine their light again in this world. I’d like to dedicate this plant me not to an amazing little brother.

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Joyal (Tony) Robichaux

Donor Hero

Tony was my brother, not brother in law. I am so thankful God brought him into our family. He has been a part of my life since I was born. He was a hero for me, my sister(his wife), and my kids, Now everyone knows how wonderful he was. Missing him would be an understatement. our family is not the same. Pray he knew how loved he was. love you Bone.

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Joyal Robichaux

A Giver

Joyal was a giver in life. He helped people without expecting anything in return. He was always my Hero! His love was unconditional for all who knew him. Loved and missed beyond words.

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Amber Nicole Robinson

Donor Hero

I was fourteen when I had my first open heart surgery. By age 21 I was told I needed a heart transplant, but I wasn't sick enough to be on the list. So I went on with life graduated college, lived life to the fullest . Age 31 started to get weaker, so I was put on the list. In 2001 I received the gift of my Heart from Amber.

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Kathy Rodgers

Loving Hero

She was the sun and Moon in our world. Not a day goes by that I don't feel her presence around me. She was giving, loving and the greatest mom a girl could have. I miss her so. I love you so, always and forever.

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Tyler J Rodimer

Donor Hero

Tyler J Rodimer, our only child, chose to be an organ donor on his license. He suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and was not going to recover. We had to make the heartbreaking decision to let him go, and to give the gift of donation. Tyler saved three people within three hours of his death and his tissue will help many more!💔

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Angela Lynne Rodriguez

Donor Hero

My Mother, Angela Lynne Rodriguez, died in 2018 from a brain aneurysm. My mom was always helping people however she could and she was such a beautiful soul. I'm glad she was able to help others by donating her organs. ❤

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Angela Rodriguez

Donor Hero

My aunt was one of my favorite people ever. She had a big heart and always tried helping others, even when she couldn’t help herself. She was the funniest person ever & brought so much joy into peoples lives. I’m so glad that she was a donor because knowing she was helping save lives would have meant the world to her.
I love you, always Auntie❤️

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Kashton “Kash” Rodriguez

Beautiful Hero

The most beautiful, bright eyed, happy little baby, who is forever our super hero. A true angel during his time on earth and now in heaven. Kash will continue to live on and bless this earth with his love through donation and the lives he saved.

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Oscar Rodriguez Jr.

Donor Hero

My baby was only 8 days when he passed away. I felt like it was the end of the world to me. But when the people from Life Gift talk to me about donation I felt peace knowing that my baby could save another baby’s life. He sure changed my life and my thoughts about organ donation. Oscar Rodriguez Jr. will always be our Hero.

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Oscar Rodriguez Jr.

Loving Hero

My nephew left this world too soon. He was only 8 days old when God decided it was time for him to go back to his side. He will always be my hero, as little as he was he saved someone else's life 💙. I will forever love you cacheton.

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Joshua Brett Keith Roets

Donor Hero

My son was a hard working honest and caring business owner. He owned and operated Limb Reaper Tree Service in Wichita. He passed after an accident at work. He was always very clear about his feelings about donation so we made sure his wishes were carried out. It helps to know his heart is still beating out there somewhere.

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Aryn Rogers

Donor Hero

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John Morgan Rogers

Donor Hero

John Morgan lived his life with a smile on his face. He loved life, fishing, Nascar and his four wheeler. We miss him more than words can explain. Our hope is that his donation will help people live their lives to the fullest with a smile on their face. God bless every day.

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Nick Rogers

Donor Hero

Nick passed away at the early age of 20 but did sign his donor card. He had rarer blood but was able to give his heart, liver, and both kidneys to save and comfort 4 others. He truly is my hero. LOVE YOU ALWAYS , MY SON.

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David J. Roland

Donor Hero

David (Spyder) was a Husband to Michelle, Father to three Amazing kids-Alexandra, Abigail and son Aaron,Son to Don and Mary, 3rd Brother of 4 brothers, Awesome Brother-in-law, Cool Cousin and all around best friend to so many that loved him for his funny and easy-going personality, always very supportive, made you feel like you were #1 Love You 4ever

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Shawn Patrick Roman

Dedicated Hero

Shawn A.K.A. Co-Jack was a dedicated Husband and Father. He was Our HERO! He worked so hard to provide for his family that we never went without. He would go along with our crazy ideas even if it was out of his own comfort zone. He couldn’t swim but took us Beach anyways to see our kids smile. We Love & Miss Our Daddy!

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Paula Romanelli

Donor Hero

Paula had no idea that when she was only 25, she would be spending Christmas Day in heaven along beside her 5year old son Chase! They both passed away during Christmas of 1996 from a car wreck! Paula signed up to be a donor but was unable to give to others due to injuries from the wreck! However, she is a donor in spirit .

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Michael J Romano

Loving Hero

Michael donated his liver and kidneys thanks to him three people are alive today

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Kenneth Romero

Donor Hero

On behalf of my daughter, Deanna, who will turn 7 years old in July...I write about her forever HERO, Kenneth. I remember thinking my infant child would not see her first birthday...I remember being afraid of the scary reality of losing my child to an awful infancy disease...Kenneth Romero saved my little girl's life. I cherish him every day.

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Dennis O. Van Ronzelen

Donor Hero

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Steven M. Rosabal

Donor Hero

As a donor wife, I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. In 2013 my husband Steven was proud on becoming a registered organ donor. In 2017, at the age of 35 he became my hero and by becoming an organ donor his selfless and courageous decision saved four lives. This was a life changing experience but I know he is still living in others.

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Carlos I. Rosario

Donor Hero

Estarás presente en cada momento de nuestras vidas. Estarás en nuestras oraciones, cuando llora, cuando ría..y al final de mis días diré que nunca TE FUISTE. Te amaremos por siempre, tus hijos y esposa Erick, Michael, y Cely.

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Julian Rosario-Cheever

Donor Hero

I lost Julian at 22 years old. He was always one to help anyone out whenever he could which is why I chose to donate his organs. I hope his recipients are all doing well and think of them every day.

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Mark T. Ross

Selfless Hero

You were more loved than you will ever know! You touched the lives of so many people! You are sailing on an endless ocean of our love for you! We love you forever and beyond. Thank you for making this world a better place, your generosity will live on through your selfless gift of your organs! We are so proud of you! RIP until we meet again!

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Ronald G. Rossetti, Jr.

Loving Hero

Ron Rossetti became an organ donor hero in 2015. Born Ronald Guido Rossetti, Jr., he was only 53 years old when he finished the race after an aneurysm caused irrecoverable harm. He gave the gift of life and sight to others, and renewed hope to the gift recipients and their loved ones.

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Trey Rossiter

Donor Hero

Trey Rossiter was an amazing person. He was a Firefighter. He loves to help people and after he died, it didn’t stop. He was very loving and caring

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Trey Rossiter

Donor Hero

Life saving firefighter! Passed away in a car accident less than a year ago and was able to help many others by donating.

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Wendell "Try" Rossiter

Loving Hero

My cousin Trey was an exceptional young man who’s life was tragically cut short. He had influenced so many people in the short time he was on this earth and had mad a point to dedicate his life to serving others. He left behind a legacy that will be remembered for years to come. He is still very loved and deeply missed. Trey is my hero #donatelife

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Wendell "Trey" Rossiter

Donor Hero

Trey was a awesome young man who was taken way to soon, he was outgoing and loved to help people, A fatal car wreck took him he will forever be remembered and loved ❤️

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Wendell L Rossiter III "Trey"

True Hero

Trey is a true hero. He was a firefighter on 3 fire departments in Ohio, fully dedicated to helping others.. He touched so many lives in his short lifetime and continues to touch lives after death. Our lives will never be the same, but knowing that he is able to help others through his donations gives us some comfort. #treyismyhero

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Wendell Lee Rossiter III

Donor Hero

Wendell (Trey) was an outstanding young man who is greatly missed by many. But none more than his mom and dad who graciously gave the gift of sight and many other gifts by donating Trey’s corneas and tissues, as it was Trey’s desire to be an organ donor. His parents honored his wishes during the most tragic time in their lives, God Bless them.

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Wendell Rossiter III

Donor Hero

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Wendell Rossiter III

Donor Hero

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Avery Lee Rotatori

Donor Hero

My baby lived her short life to the fullest. Avery may have only been one when she died, but she had the biggest personality. She was fiercely independent and always had a smile to give. She may have been young, but was able to save lives. She is my hero and I am so proud of her.

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Matthew Roth

Donor Hero

To my donor hero son, Matt Roth who saved 6 lives and gave the gift of sight. We will love you forever! Forever 24 -2015

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Whitley Ryan Rother

Donor Hero

Whitley Ryan Rother although 4 yrs old she was an old soul. She really LOVED horses. She aspired of being a vet. She showed all living things kindness & tenderness. When her big sister wouldn’t share things with her she would always give her a puppy dog face and say “ carin’ is Sharin’!” So organ donation was an easy decision.

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Jorden Lee Rothamel

Donor Hero

Jorden Lee Rothamel was a very energetic, happy, smiling little guy who at 10 months old was diagnosed with Bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria. Jorden was trapped in the body of a 12 month old but mentally his age of 12 when he passed away due to complications from seizures. He was a blessing from God and we cherished the short time we had.

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Greg Roush

Donor Hero

He loved to help everyone

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Eric Row

Donor Hero

Eric was a beautiful young man, always so friendly..♥️♥️

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Jim Rowland

Donor Hero

Jim, in life you helped others as a first responder and continue to do so living on in others. I miss you so very much. You are forever in my heart. Love Always, Sonya xo

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Sandra Rowles

Donor Hero

Mom, you have been gone for 21 years, it is so hard to believe that you left us at such a young age. You were able to give sight to 2 people and help numerous others. I was so glad that you instilled in us the importance of being a Registered Donor. You are Loved and missed every day.

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Sandra Rowles

Loving Hero

Mom you gave the Gift of Life to a few people thank you for instilling in me the importance of registering to be a Donor when we were young. You have been gone 21 years and it feels like yesterday, Thank you, Love and miss you

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Sandra Rowles

Loving Mother

My Mom died in 1999, she was able to help 2 people see and able to give tissue to many. Mom, you are missed dearly. not a day goes by you are not thought of. Thank you for instilling in us to Register to Donate. Love you

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Erin Rud

Donor Hero

Erin was a beautiful young woman who was kind to everyone she met. All she wanted to do was help others by becoming a nurse. Although she was unable to do this, she was able to help others with the best gift possible - the gift of life through organ donation. She is a true hero to everyone who knew her, and will be forever loved and missed.

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John J Rupeck

Donor Hero

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John J. Rupeck

Humble Hero

17 years ago today my hero left this Earth. He was the kindest, most humble, loving person I have ever met! I miss him everyday. He made the decision to be a donor and forever changed people’s lives that we don’t even know. I miss you Daddy!

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John J. Rupeck

A Giver

17 years ago my soulmate moved to Heaven. In March he renewed his driver's license. He decided to become an organ donor (not knowing that ironically, he’d be leaving us one month later). He was a giver in life and a giver after he left us. It’s who he was. Just takes a check mark on a driver's license application. Now, I’m also an organ donor.

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John J Rupeck

Donor Hero

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TJ Rupp

Donor Hero

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Alexander Russell

Donor Hero

Alex loved math, physics, skydiving, and his daughter. He rebuilt car engines and 3 lives.

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Katie Russell

Donor Hero

Katie was just thirty eight when she passed from an unexpected cardiac event. She left behind a legacy of love through by the way she cared for those around her including family, friends and her pediatric patients. Her final act of love was through her gift of organ donation, where she was able to continue to impact lives even after her death.

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Tim Russell

Donor Hero

Our superhero, Tim, passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm. Knowing that he was able to save and improve lives through the donation of his heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, eyes, and tissue has served as a silver lining in a very dark time for my children and me. My oldest son said it best, "My daddy donated love."

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Alexis Nicole Saathoff

Donor Hero

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Denise Alyna Saldate

Angel Hero

Denise’s legacy of love lives on via her gift of organ donation. At only 11 years old, she is our angel hero who helped save 4 lives. In life she loved making others happy and she had an amazing ability to light up any room with her smile and bubbly spirit. “You are all the colors in one, at full brightness.” We love you Neesie Bear #ChangeTheWorld

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Manuel L. Sanchez

Caring Hero

My dad was the most caring and generous man I have ever known. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He was the best dad, brother, son, and friend anyone could ask for. I miss him tremendously but I am at peace knowing he was able to help others after he passed, as he would have wanted.

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Oscar Sandoval

Donor Hero

My brother had a big heart. Was always happy and loving. We are happy to know he helped saved lives.

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Sandra Sannito

Donor Hero

I am so grateful to Sandra, my donor. I am able to create memories with my grandchildren. My family means everything to me. Without her selfless decision, I surely would not be here today. I am deeply humbled.

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R. Jared Sansoucie

Donor Hero

Jared was a loving person who had a huge heart for those in need. He had always made his wishes clear that he wanted to be an organ donor and he was able to give someone the gift of sight. Jared was the best brother a girl could ever ask for. 

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Chad Anthony Sanstra

Donor Hero

Chad died to a work injury and brain trauma. He was a single father to 4 boys whom he loved fiercely. One of his kidneys went to his brother-in-law who was on dialysis due to diabetes. They were a perfect match. One of the blessings of his death was that his kidney saved Sean's life. He is strongly loved and missed by family, friends, co-workers

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Matthew “M.J.” Santiago

Angel Hero

Matthew “M.J.” Santiago is one of the precious little angels that has given the gift of life to another. M.J. Got called to Heaven and was able to save a young newborns life. He gained M.J’s little heart. Michael was born with half a heart and M.J. Was his angel. M.J. Passed away in 2013 at age of 3. We miss you.

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Isabel Juliet Santoro

Donor Hero

Forever Remembered & Always in our Hearts. Isabel was beautiful, intelligent, friendly and talented. She was loved by all who knew her. Isabel was bullied at school which she kept secret. Isabel fatally injured herself before school and died the next day. Isabel's gifts of life helped to sustain and improve the lives of nine other people.

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Glen Sartin

Donor Hero

Glen was a wonderful husband, a good man, and a good daddy. Loved all his family. He had lots of friends--everyone loved him. He helped everybody! Glen loved his job as an iron worker. I miss him more than words can ever say. We lost a special man. Forever and always in my heart, Cindy

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Fernando Saucedo

Loving Father

My dad was a loving and caring man. When he met my mom she was already a mother of two boys from a previous marriage. He gladly accepted them as his own and never treated them any differently than me or my other siblings. He truly loved his family. He did what he could to help others even if it meant that he was going to be without.

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Ken Sawtelle

Super Donor Hero

My kidney donor, Ken, didn't think he did anything special in offering his kidney to me. He is a true Super Donor Hero!

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Nichole Sawyer

Loving Hero

Nichole was what I called my flower child. She loved being outside within nature. She was a single mother and taught her daughter all about mother nature as well. Every year on national Earth Day my granddaughter and myself take a special walk just for her and clean up mother nature as we go. Nichole was only 27 in 2017 but saved all she could.

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Patrick Randall Sawyer

Donor Hero

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Gina Marie Scalzo

Donor Hero

Gina loved nature and the outdoor activities, but was best known for her kindness and helpful ways.

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Sarah Jane Scarborough

Donor Hero

Sarah was going to college to be a teacher. She was a faithful servant of Jesus. Her favorite symbol was a butterfly signifying her belief in the Resurrection. She did well in school and was very active in a lot of extracurricular activities. She was wise beyond her years and kept her mother young. She was an only child. She is missed greatly.

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Edward Schaad

Loving Son

Ed was my life. He was a friend to everyone and always had a smile on his face, never had a bad day. I am so proud that he was able to help others by his donations.

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Edward Schaad

Loving Hero

Edward was just a sweet loving caring person who loved just anyone who came into his life. Always had a smile on his face and would help anyone that needed it he is missed and loved by so many rip Ed love your wife and family

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Edward Schaad

Donor Hero

Edward was a sweetheart and would give his shirt off to anyone he knew he cared and loved everyone who was in his life we didn’t have kids together but he treated my nieces and nephews like they were his I couldn’t of asked for a better husband

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Avery Scheit

Donor Hero

Avery was love personified. She loved to give love and take care of others. She did this through her artwork. She did this through her service with Seattle Parks and rec working with children at camp long. She did this with her family and her friends. She is dearly missed and never forgotten.

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Avery Scheit

Loving Hero

Avery was love personified. She loved to help others and gave her a lot of herself. She was unique, spunky, creative and funny. She was a bright light that is very missed.

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Christopher Schilling

Loving Hero

Chris was able to donate his corneas lat October 2019. He battled cancer, and was still able to give of himself, one final gift. He was a wonderful person! Love you always, Chris!

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Larry Schlaud

Donor Hero

My father, Larry died in 2018 due to pulmonary fibrosis. Even though he was sick and knew he wasn’t going to make it, he wanted to make sure other people had options that he didn’t have to survive. My dad was able to donate several organs and tissue including his eyes and skin. My father lived to help others and that legacy continues.

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Andrew Schmidt

Donor Hero

Andrew was in a single car accident in 2010. He donated all his organs , corneas and much tissue. He had registered to be an organ donor. We have heard from all 6 of his recipients and have met three of them. It is a bittersweet meeting but assured us that Andrew lives on in the lives of his recipients.

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Darlene Schmitt

Donor Hero

Not only did my mom save many lives 13 years ago, she also inspires us to share her story and the impact of Organ and Tissue Donation with countless others. Each year she CONTINUES to save lives. I could not be more proud to be her daughter.

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Kole Joseph Schoenecker

Donor Hero

Our beautiful son Kole passed in 2020 at the age of 27 after years of struggling with depression. His mother, father and brother will miss him deeply every day of our lives. His generous gift of donation will allow him to live on and make a difference in the lives of five people.

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Kole Joseph Schoenecker

Loving Hero

Our hearts were deeply broken when our nephew Kole left this world. With the gift of his organs, he lives on in others. Thank you Kole for your gift; You are our Hero! Until we meet again, know We Love and Miss You.

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Noah "Bug" Schroeder

Donor Hero

Noah drowned in his great-Grandmas pool in 2019. He was 2 years old. He has a twin brother who also drowned with him. Noah was a free spirit. He was a mamma's boy for sure. He had baby blue eyes that sparkled so bright. He was a very kind and loving boy.

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Noah Schroeder

Donor Hero

Noah Schroeder was in a drowning accident in 2019. Although his life was not able to go one he was able to extend the life of 4 other people. It brings us peace knowing our blue eyed angel was able to hold on long enough to give such a loving gift.

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Ean Schulmeister

Donor Hero

Lost his life too soon, but saved many lives with his gift

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Ean Schulmeister

Donor Hero

Gone too soon but saved many lives

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Lily Schulte

Donor Hero

Lily is missed every day and will always be loved by her three brothers, her parents, friends and extended family.

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Sam Schumacher

Donor Hero

I think of Sam constantly throughout my life, each and every day. Sam in his life had an impact on me so profound that it well exceeds any 350 character answer I can give. I love you brother.

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Marc Thomas Schuster

Donor Hero

In 1993 Marc gave life or sight to 8 individuals. Not only did Marc give organs and tissues, but he inspired and directed my 23 year career with KODA working directly with potential donor families. It is estimated that with Marc's inspiration, thousand's of lives have been saved and enhanced over the last 23 years.

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Marc Thomas Schuster

Donor Hero

In 1993 Marc gave life or sight to 8 individuals. Not only did Marc give organs and tissues, but he inspired and directed my 23 year career with KODA working directly with potential donor families. It is estimated that with Marc's inspiration, thousand's of lives have been saved and enhanced over the last 23 years.

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Joshua David Schwabenbauer

Loving Hero

"Forever 26"Josh was a firefighter/paramedic who lost his time here on earth due to a boating accident. His kidneys, liver and heart would save four peoples lives. His bone and tissue donation helped over 200 people. Our blue-eyed hero is forever in our hearts. We met three of the four recipients, all are doing well Josh... lives on through them..

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Joshua David Schwabenbauer

Donor Hero

A really blessed child/ young man
One of a kind for sure

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Kevin Schwiebert

Loving Hero

Kevin was a wonderful husband and dad to our 3 kids. He was very involved in the community and always believed in giving back. When he died unexpectedly at the age of 35, I knew from earlier conversations that he would want to donate any organs/tissues he could to help others. It brought a measure of peace to me in a horrible time.

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Kevin R. Schwiebert

Donor Hero

Kevin was a wonderful husband and great dad, and very involved in our community. He died in 2013, after a fall at home. Before his accident, Kevin made it very clear that he wanted to be an organ and tissue donor when he died. In the midst of a horrible tragedy, knowing that he would continue to live on their others was a huge comfort.

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Jaycee Jayne Schwinn

Donor Hero

Jaycee gave her heart valves at 4 months old. Hopefully, she will be able to save or improve the life of someone else.

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Matthew Ryan Sciarrotta

Selfless Hero

Matthew made the choice just 6 months before his death. He was a very unselfish young man that realized that if he could not use his gifts he wanted someone else to better their lives. I am sure he is watching over all of us today. Such a special young man he was.

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Matthew Ryan Sciarrotta

Caring Hero

Everyone loved Matthew. Warm smile and caring ❤. He was only 21. He made his choice to donate just 6 months before his death. He wanted to be sure he could help all that he could. He is my hero. I made a new friend in his heart recipient 1 year later. Now it has been 10 years and We are still forever friends. Amen

Please Donate Life

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Alexander Joshua Scott

Donor Hero

To my Darling Son, we miss you and love you more than ever. This year marks 5 years since you have gone. Until we meet again, we hold you in our hearts. Love Always, your Mom, Dad, and sisters.

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Denise Hreha Scott

Donor Hero

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Randon Elliott Scott

Donor Hero

Randi passed away 2 days shy of her 28th birthday in 2016. At last count, her organ and tissue donations helped save the lives of 75 people. Although we lost a beautiful wife, daughter, Mom and best friend, it is comforting to know she lives on in the gift she shared with others.

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Randy Scott

Donor Hero

Randy, husband, father, grandfather and friend left us suddenly. Randy gave of his time, treasures and talents his whole life, so the fact he was a donor was fitting. He gave of himself until his last breath not only to his recipient but to those who loved him. The time spent together with the LifeCenter staff made a difficult time healing.

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Scott

Donor Hero

Our son Scott was in a car accident. He had met Leonard 2 yrs prior and had made the comment that he hopes Leonard could receive a liver. Scot’s wish came true. Leonard received Scott’s liver.

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Matthew Scrabeck

Donor Hero

Matthew passed away 6 1/2 years ago due to an auto accident. He was able to donate 3 organs and I have heard from 2 of the recipients. We miss him dearly but little less pain knowing he saved the lives of others. That’s the kind of person he was. Loved and missed so much by his family and friends.

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Thomas Jefferson Self III

Amazing Man

As a former Marine my late husband felt it his duty to help others. I chose to help him continue his wishes after his passing

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Brandy Seiferd

Wonderful Hero

Wonderful daughter, mother of 3 small children. She lived her life simple and loved her family. She was known for always smiling.  She helped to saved 6 people's lives one of which we have met and is not part of our family. She is our hero.

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Jacob Wesley Selk

Donor Hero

My son Jacob gave his life trying to save a friend. He was a kind, caring, and compassionate young man who was loved by so many. We think of him every minute of every day. Until we meet again Cub. We miss you beyond words.

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Megan Rose Sellers

Donor Hero

My sweet daughter, Megan, whose absence is so very present, was an angel to her friends and family in life and in death became a hero. She lived her life with a bubbly personality and a smile that could light up your heart. She is missed by all who knew her and loved her, and if you knew Megan, you loved her.

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Jonaven Rey Serna

Donor Hero

The good times were the best times when Jonaven was around. He was a good son, the best brother, and a father. We believe Jonaven was special, he was young but lived a full life. God had big plans & knew he was ready. He protected the ones he loved and is truly missed. He enjoyed life, laughing, dancing, and smiling.

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Obdulio Serrano

Giving Man

My dad was a hard working man that adored his granddaughters. He was married for more than 40 years. He had 2 adult daughters. He was dedicated to his job. He never missed work unless he was extremely ill. He enjoyed working on cars and chatting with friends. He will be remembered eternally through donation as a giving man.

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AJ Servanties

Donor Hero

Lost his life so others could live through him

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Angel Servin

Donor Hero

Mi lindo Ángel ,mi dios te trajo a este mundo con un propósito ,dar vida dar esperanza y mucho amor ,hoy desde tu cielo ,eres feliz como el 👼 q tu Heres ,mi niño de alas hermosas

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Todd Alan Setzke

Loving Hero

Todd was my big brother, my hero, and my best friend. He had the biggest ❤️.

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Todd Setzke

Donor Hero

Todd was taken off life support just days after convincing his sister, now a dedicated advocate for organ donation, to join him in signing up as an organ donor. Todd's own gift of donation then helped save and/or enhanced the quality of lives of multiple individuals in the Upper Midwest.

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Todd Setzke

Donor Hero

Todd is my hero as his gift of life saved my son. My son has Cystic Fibrosis which is why he needed a transplant

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Garth L Severn & Garth G Severn

Donor Heroes

All I can say is that both my husband and son were generous to a fault in life! So, it was only appropriate that they both had designated the wish to be donors on their Michigan driver's license. I am so proud of them!!

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Barret Seymour

Donor Hero

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Marvin Sharp

Donor Hero

My husband was a very caring person. He would help anyone that he could. He was also very loving and it would show in everything he did. When he got so sick that he ended up in the hospital he knew he was dying,but wouldn"t tell me. By giving his tissues to help someone is the perfect gift he could give. His last words to me was "I love you".

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Marvin Sharp

Donor Hero

Marvin was a very caring, hard working and talented man. Always treated me and my family with respect and was always enjoyable to spend time with. He was a good husband to his wife (my sister) Rita and a good father to Grady.

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Scott Sharrow

Donor Hero

Scott was able to donate his liver and both kidneys.

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Jeffrey Shaw

Donor Hero

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Andrew Sheckler

Donor Hero

My son gave the gift of life in 2018, he was in a car accident, Andrew is our hero, I miss you my boy

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Andrew Sheckler

Loving Hero

My beautiful son Andrew who died in a car accident in 2018 at the age of 19. Andrew was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend who loved fishing, cutting wood, country music and just being outside.
I miss you so very much Andrew ❤

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Andrew C. Sheckler

Donor Hero

Despite Andrew's awful accident, he was able to save multiple lives. He is our hero!

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Michelle Marie Sheets

Donor Hero

Life is so unexpected, just as Michelle's death was unexpected. Michelle lived her life always giving, to her boys, to me, to her family and to her job. She and I decided years ago that we need to be donors, we will not and cannot use our parts once we have departed our body. Why not allow someone to gain a better quality of life in our death.

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Sara Shelhamer

Giving Hero

Sara was the most giving person all her life. So just as in her life, she gave all in her death. She is dearly missed by family and friends but lives on in the lives of those she saved.

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Kalen R. Sherlock

Donor Hero

Kalen "our hero" was an energetic 5 year old who had just begun kindergarten when he passed away unexpectedly. He loved playing with his cars, riding his bicycle, soccer, fishing with his brother and grandfather, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and girls. He had a contagious smile that drew people to him. We love and miss him every single day!

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Garret Arthur Shevnock

Donor Hero

Garret decided to become an organ donor when he got his drivers license. We never thought we would see it come to fruition. Garret left this world in 2020 way too soon at age 21. He was able to donate his liver, kidneys, heart and tissue. He is truly our hero and him being an organ donor has inspired others to do the same. Rest easy G.

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Alex Shibley

Donor Hero

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Kiyrah Shineman

Donor Hero

She was my first and my baby girl. She took a big piece of my heart with her. She had a hug and a smile for everyone she met. She was a brave warrior and fought the difficult fight of epilepsy. Fly with the butterflies baby girl. I love you.

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Luca Sholey

Donor Hero

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Jeff Short

Loving Hero

In memory of Jeff Short who was a loving husband and grandfather (PaPaw).He loved God, family and his country.

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Bill Shreeve

Donor Hero

In 2020, Bill suffered a stroke and passed away surrounded by his loving family and became an organ donor. Bill had a zest for life that was infectious and a smile that lit up the room! Anyone who met Bill was greeted with a smile and a big hug. He would do anything for anyone and loved those in his life so much.

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Evan H. Shu

Donor Hero

Evan H. Shu, FAIA, was a man who thoroughly enjoyed his life. For him the glass was not half empty, nor half full, but was overflowing with champagne. He loved gospel music, technology, Old South Church in Boston, politics, the Patriots and his children. He left us much too soon.

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Gary Sibley

Donor Hero

Husband Father Brand New Granddad. He loved his family. He battled Barrett’s Esophagus for years went through so many treatments. Chose a radical procedure in order to see and be apart of his first and only grandson’s life. He will be watching over from Heaven now.

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Jourdan Silbey

Donor Hero

Jourdan was blessed by organ donation on March 5th 2015 with a double lung transplant. She was able to live a full and happy life because of this! She was called home to be with our Lord in 2019 which was not a complication of her transplant. She then herself was able to be an organ donor. This was her greatest wish, to bless others!

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Savannah Sides

Donor Hero

Savannah asked to be an organ donor, she said she would not need them in heaven. Little did anyone know that just 30 days later in 2007 she would become others answers to prayers due to a car accident. She saved 7 lives through organ, eye & tissue donation. Then her niece Emmalynn would also have a liver transplant 8 years later.

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James Sieg

Donor Hero

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Scott Sileo

Donor Hero

Scott was full of life. He was a loving husband and devoted father. Known for his beautiful smile, sense of humor and willingness to help others. He was loved and respected by his family and friends. Scott made the world a better place.

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Adrian Alec Silva

Loving Hero

Adrian was a respectful, spontaneous young man who loved everyone, especially children. Family was everything to him. He always brought a smile to your face. Always laughing and happy. He always gave a helping hand to everyone especially the elderly. He brought joy as he walked into a room. Even in death Adrian is still bringing life to others.

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Cameron Simmons

Donor Hero

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Wendy Simmons

Donor Hero

I received Wendy’s heart in 2012. She is a hero and an angel.

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Lacy Simpson

Donor Hero

love of my life, dedicated father,dedicated community citizen, committed to God and country

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Charles R Sindle

Beloved Husband

Chuck was an honest hard working and avid outdoors man who loved his family . He was a family man. He is greatly missed by me, his son, his wife, and our two beautiful grandchildren. This is the time of year he loved dearly, bass fishing in the slues of southern Arkansas. I bet he's found the best fishing hole in Heaven.

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Thomas F. Sinkora

Donor Hero

Thomas was 26 years old when he passed in 2019. He decided to become an organ donor about five years ago. I never imagined it would be something I’d go through. I feel honored to have shared a part of him with others. It’s nice to know he lives on through the recipients.

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Robbie Sisemore

Donor Hero

At 14 we asked Robbie how he felt about donation. He never skipped a beat when he said if I don't need them anymore, then give them to someone who does. We had no idea how much weight that conversation would carry just 2 short years later. Robbie was a hero through donation but he'll always be a hero to us because of his impact on our lives.

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Amanda Rose Skar

Donor Hero

Our Daughter, Amanda, died unexpectedly from a Bi-Lateral Brain Stem Stroke. She was able to Donate both corneas, her liver, both her kidneys, two of her heart valves. Her Lungs were donated for research. She was sweet, fun loving, loyal, and the very best daughter. We miss her terribly and are so very proud of her for her generous gift to others

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Leonard Dee Skelnik

Loving Hero

Loving husband, father, and grandfather. Always my love, forever in our hearts.

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AJ Skinner

Donor Hero

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AJ Skinner

Donor Hero

You were the sweetest young man who left us at 12 yo. You will always be my hero for your selfless gift. I think of you every day. Much love and respect to you, AJ.

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Aidan "AJ" Skinner

Donor Hero

In his 12 1/2 short years Aidan lived life to its fullest. When he died suddenly, we knew his incredible spirit and joy should live on in others. He saved 5 lives. Not a moment goes by that we don't miss his beautiful blue eyes and passionate soul. We cherish every single moment we had with him and forever love our AJ. I carry your heart...always.

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David Skinner

Donor Hero

My brother was my hero in life and it is only appropriate he will always be my hero in death. He touched and increased the size of so many hearts. He never saw his disability as a limitation and he never wasted a moment of life. He envisioned life as an adventure. He will always be a hero in the hearts of all who knew him.

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Raphael Skinner Jr.

Donor Hero

A very smart. and hilarious kid who bring a smile to your face any time of day . Loved his sports and grilling on the grill his favorite was fishing And talking about changing the world. We love and miss you so and you are still changing the world baby!!!

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Julie Skotnik

Donor Hero

Julie died just two months before her 40th birthday. She had always been an advocate for organ donation. So while her untimely death was a shock, and continues to haunt me when I have a complaint about the Mavericks or Rangers, or want to share an off-color joke, it is a joy to know she gave several people a few extra years with their loved ones

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Evan Smartt

Donor Hero

Evan was so happy to be marked as a donor on his driver's license. He was a giver in life and death. His kindness saved 4 lives w 7 organs and gave 2 people sight. He will forever be my hero. We miss and love you each moment of the day. Olive Juice my beautiful son.

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Benjamin Robert Smith, Jr.

Donor Hero

Benjamin was a wonderful 14 year old with Aspbergers. He loved bowling, Boy Scouts, And horseback riding. He loved his family. Benjamin was bullied and he could not get past the fact that it was an adult bullying him in an organization that he loved. Benjamin saved 5 lives and gave 2 people sight.

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Brady Smith

Loving Hero

Brady was a loving and easygoing child who grew into a fun-loving and hardworking man. He had a generous soul and loved God, family, cheeseburgers, and music. He died of a brain aneurysm shortly before his 31st birthday, leaving a hole in the hearts and lives of all who knew him. We take every opportunity to honor his gift of life to others.

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Christine "Chris" Antoneo Smith

Selfless Hero

To me, Chris was and still is the most intelligent selfless person that I have ever known. She truly knew what unconditional love was and she gave it to everyone around her. One of her gifts, her heart valve saved a 3 week old baby boy. I love and miss you my love 💔 🌹

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Christine "Chris" Antoneo Smith

Donor Hero

Chris was the most intelligent person that I have ever known. She understood what unconditional love was and wasn't afraid to give it to everyone she met. Chris didn't know how to ignore the needs of others. After a massive pulmonary embolism unexpectedly took her life, her decision to DONATE LIFE was fulfilled in 2015

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David Smith

Donor Hero

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Greg M Smith

Donor Hero

Greg was a loving Husband and Father. Greg was a Christ Follower who always worked hard to provide for his family. So making the decision to donate Greg’s organs was easy he was always willing to give to someone in need! Our family was Blessed he was ours.

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Jacqueline Smith

Loving Hero

Mom had the biggest personality of anyone I ever knew. She was kind, loving and such a strong woman. I miss her every single day. She passed away unexpectedly in March 2016 of a ruptured brain aneurysm. She was able to donate her liver and both corneas. Her greatest love was Jesus but her granddaughter, Veronica, was not far behind.

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John Erik Smith

Selfless Hero

Erik, an American soldier with a heart of gold served in the Army for 12 years. An avid surfer, snowboarder, skier. Erik enjoyed spending time with family and volunteer work. Erik's final act of bravery was saving the lives of 4 people through organ donation. Visit www.TheEricProject.com to learn more about this man and his legacy of love.

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Justin Smith

Donor Hero

Justin had a big heart and a big smile to go with it. He gave the best hugs and shared them easily. His love for people, especially his family, was evident. He was devoted to his children and was always striving to be the best dad he could be. His decision to help others through organ donation was a gift to us as well as to the recipients.

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Kevin Lamont Smith

Donor Hero

We first met on Easter of 1975 and became a couple on 04-11-1975. He was my first love, best friend and husband. We weren't always a couple during our 40 years together but were always there for each other. We were ride or die up to the very end. But I do know that he is still with me and has my back!

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Lai Thi Smith

Donor Hero

Married in Vietnam over 50 years ago lai is the love of life until god takes me with her we love giving to others to help their life.

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Meghan Elizabeth Smith

Donor Hero

The donation of your lungs saved my life.

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Michael R. Smith

Loving Hero

My love died what he loved doing, racing. Give them heck up there my love. I miss u

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Michael R. Smith

Dedicated Hero

Mike was a proud, loving, and dedicated husband, dad, grandpa, coach, and Texan, as well as an avid San Antonio Spurs fan. He would be pleased that even in death, he was able to help others. He was dearly loved and is greatly missed.

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Patrick Smith

Donor Hero

Pat Smith loved to golf he took his last breath on a course called chapel hills. My son ,grandson and I just returned from golfing in upstate NY Pat was in chicago. I received the worst news possible.my baby brother had died waiting to tee it up on the 13th hole.my brother in-law and I finished his round . He was 50 we donated his eyes,skin bones

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Roy Don “Donny” Smith

Beloved Hero

My beloved was killed in a tragic car accident. He was mine for 31 years. He was my best friend, devoted father and grandfather. Many friends and family loved him. He is so missed. Everyday.

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Ryan Cart & Travis Smith

Donor Heroes

Ryan and Travis were two country boys who enjoyed horseback riding, ATV's, Crawfishing, fishing, hunting, and sports.in 1997, at the age of 13 years their sunset came and others sunrise happened. Four people received sight, and five received organs. "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory" Dr. Seuss

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Sonja Smith

Donor Hero

My mom was an ER and Flight Nurse who dedicated her life to helping others. She was on a tragic accident but through that tragedy became a miracle and blessed others lives through organ donations.

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Steven W. Smith

Donor Hero

My husband, Steve passed away suddenly from a PE. He was so full of love and lived life to the fullest. He always had a positive attitude even during the toughest times. Our unconditional love will live on forever and I will always cherish. Steve always helped others and I am so happy his life lives on through someones eyes.
He is my hero!

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Tracy Smith

Loving Hero

Tracy was a young, vibrant, full of life young adult. She was a caregiver that was ready to go back to school to become an full on nurse. On her way home from work a tree fell on her car and took her away from us, but she lives on in others and that’s how she would have wanted things. She was loved and is missed so much!!!

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Tracy Abbagail Smith

Donor Hero

Tracy passed from injuries suffered in a car wreck. Tracy was able to give 3 miracles to 3 families. And she helped many more people as a tissue donor. She is missed and loved so much.

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Weston Smith

Donor Hero

Weston dedicated his organs to the future at sixteen years old; he fulfilled his promise when he was only nineteen. A gentle giant who loved life and dedicated it to friends and family. His presence, though too soon, enriches the heavens. I hope to follow in his footsteps one day then hugging him moments later. Ordained by God. Forever grateful.

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Logan Smith-Carlos

Donor Hero

Logan was a bright and kind 16-year-old with a smile that lit up a room! His passion for animals and the environment made him want to become a marine biologist. He ran track and had his black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Logan also had a love of music and musical theater. Logan’s maturity and selflessness lead him to make the decision to be an organ donor!

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Michael Smoker

Donor Hero

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Thomas Smoot

Donor Hero

Thomas was 18 years young at the time of his brain injury just weeks after his high school graduation. From age 4 he created his own aliases dreaming of being a superhero to the world but under his given name he became a true hero. He is loved & missed beyond any words but forever lives on through the many he saved & those who love him!

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Morgan Alan Sniffen

Donor Hero

Morgan is loving, kindhearted, empathetic, sentimental, giving, funny and caring. The apple of his eye is his daughter, Mia. He loves fishing, cooking, meteorology, drawing and spending time with family. He also enjoys watching "The Walking Dead" and "Ghost Adventures." He is my sweetheart forever!!!

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Brian Snow

Donor Hero

My brother Brian was given the gift of life in 1999 when he received a liver from a young 14 year old. He was 41 at the time. The gift he was given gave us 16 additional years with him. He was able to see his two daughters get married and see his son get through 11th grade. Upon is passing in 2014, he was able to give back through donation.

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George David Snow

Heart of Gold

Passed on Thanksgiving evening . My Dad had a heart of gold, but it just suddenly gave out. We all miss him dearly, but are happy that his passing was not in vain. My father was always a people-person and loved to talk to everybody. He would have been very pleased that he could help someone else live a fuller life by using his donation.

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Stephanie Snowden

Donor Hero

You are a blessing to more than just those that knew you. You are very loved and so missed❣️ I love you Fanny

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Cole Ward Snider

Donor Hero

Cole was 17 months old in 2017 he drowned at his babysitters house. His organs were donated and helped many. My sweet baby lives on in others.

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Cole Ward Snider

Donor Hero

He was a 17 month old smiling full of joy little boy. His life goes on in others.

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Addisen Snyder

Donor Hero

Addisen fought a week long battle but succumbed to her injuries after a bike accident. She always wanted to help others and had the biggest heart so we knew, although she was too young to state it, she would have wanted to be an organ donor to save lives. She did just that by donating her heart and several other organs. She is our Wonder Woman!

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Coralynn Eve Sobolik

Donor Superhero

Corally passed away in 2019 and gave life to 3 people with her liver, kidneys, and her heart. She is our little superhero We love you Bean.

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Christian Tyler Soli

Donor Hero

My amazing, loving 23 yr old son was killed on his new motorcycle. He was so passionate about being an organ donor that when he came home from signing up to be one, he lectured his sister, brother and myself for two hours. Little did I know my boy would be called home but not before giving four people a new chance at life. He is forever my hero!

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Adrian Solorzano

Donor Hero

My 17 year old son Adrian "FED" lost his life in a tragic motor vehicle accident in 2019. Adrian was the brightest, most loving curly headed ball of life. He had a smile that could light up a room and the prettiest biggest dimples ever!! Adrian left a huge legacy behind at just 17. #WEGOINGFED2020

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Jose Adrian Solorzano

Donor Hero

My baby wanted to be an organ donor and in honor of him and his wishes when he went to heaven, he was able to save 6 people. We love and miss you so much. Fly high baby boy.

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Kara Beth Somers

Donor Hero

Kara was always one to give what she had… Sometimes what she didn’t have. She had a kind spirit, suffered from extreme anxiety disorder, yet never forgot that faith conquers fear. She touched many lives and was everyone’s “best friend!” We miss her every day. But her memory lives on.

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Robert Somerville Jr.

Donor Hero

We love and miss you every single day. We remember you by working with other donor families through the Donor Family Network.

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Isaac Salone Songer

Donor Hero

Isaac was passionate about his family, friends, politics and sports, especially the Seahawks. His premature death is still a tragedy to all who knew him; however, we are comforted by the knowledge that he gave life to many through organ donation. We love you Isaac and will forever be grateful for the life you lived and the lives you have saved.

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Amanda R. Soper

Donor Hero

Amanda was 25 and was in bad health for 5 years. We found out too late she had a bad heart. She didn't think any of her organs would be usable, Her liver was donated and her lungs went to research.

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Kellan Carter Sorenson

Donor Hero

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Jennifer Elise Sparacin

Donor Hero

Jennifer passed away at the young age of 45 from a brain aneurism. She was a wonderful women who loved her friends and family. She loved to dance and keep spirits high for everyone. She is missed very dearly by all.

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Cecilia Hope Sparrow

Donor Hero

Cecilia was born with a rare heart condition. She passed away just shy of seven months old. Her heart valves were donated to two recipients.

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Peter Spencer

Donor Hero

Peter became a donor in 2017 at the age of 42. Peter was a very loving and caring son. He had many struggles throughout his life but was always willing to help others. Peter is my hero!

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Austin Sroczynski

Donor Hero

He was 19 years old and died of sudden seizure death. He saved six lives. We love you and miss you so much. But so proud of you being a hero and saving lives

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Austin Sroczynski

Beautiful Hero

Loving & Missing You Always Beautiful Boy ❤️💔

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Austin Michael Sroczynski

Donor Hero

Austin passed away due to a sudden seizure at the young age of 19. He donated his organs to help others.

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Chad Stacy

Donor Hero

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Chad Stacy

Donor Hero

Three years have passed since we lost you....sometimes it seems like many, many years and other times it just seems like days. We still expect you to walk thru the front door at any time. Our hearts are still broken but we are making it. We miss you, your daughter misses her Daddy and we know we will see you again!💙

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Chad Stacy

Loving Hero

Chad was a wonderful son, brother, father and Marine. He had a heart and smile that would light up a room. It was no surprise that he had signed up to be a Donor. We love and miss him every day

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Chad Stacy

Donor Hero

Through the tragedy of losing our son in a car accident. We have found a positive way to reach out to ours in remembering him. The many ways on which Chad has made a difference in others lives is truly amazing to us. As we work to educate others about Organ donation We are also learning new and exciting things.

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Michelle Staley

Beloved Daughter

It has been 34 years since we lost our 13 year old daughter but we still take solace in the fact that her tissue and eye donation enhanced the lives of others.

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Sean Burke Stansberry

Caring Hero

Sean was a loving caring son, brother, father, and friend to many. He put others ahead of himself, and he will be greatly missed!

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Jessie Anna Starnes

Loving Hero

Jessie was 9 years old and a very giving, loving child. When she died suddenly we knew we had to keep her giving going by donating. We miss her daily but we are so thankful for the lives she changed.

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Michael Victor Startek

Donor Hero

Master Chef

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Matthew Vance Stasevich

Donor Hero

Matthew was an intelligent and loving 26 year old who was working on his Chemical Engineering Master's at the University of Missouri Rolla. Due to a tragic accident, he died in  2010 just 11 days after his birthday. He had signed his driver's license for organ donation. He was able to give heart, lungs, pancreas, kidneys and corneas.

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Levi Stephenson

Donor Hero

Levi Dane Stephenson became a hero in 2008. His heart was donated to Anthony C. & his right kidney to CJ M. whom I have met already. Levi’s left kidney & liver went to Paulette who is unknown to me. His corneas went to two older men who can now see. My family & I are grateful we could help other families enjoy life due to his donations.

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Hope Stern

Donor Hero

Giving Hope with a little bit of Heart.

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Dennis Stewart

Donor Hero

Losing my husband has been hard, but knowing that part of his beautiful blue eyes lives on in 2 people and that his skin will help many people is a gift to celebrate.

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Denny Stewart

Donor Hero

Denny was the type of person who made a friend with just about everyone he met. People just liked him from the beginning. He was funny, curious and he had a lot of interests. He cared a lot about the people he served in his occupation and tried his best to help them. Because of this, he developed long time relationships with so many people.

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Josh Stokes

Beloved Hero

Josh was a very giving and caring young man and we as a family felt it was our duty to honor his giving spirit through organ donation.

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Daniel Stover

Donor Hero

My son became a donor when he first got his license. I encouraged my kids because lives could be changed.

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Jason St. Pierre

Loving Hero

I dedicate this to my son who gave his heart, kidneys and liver so four others could live. I miss you and love you with all my heart.

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Kristi Burnell Strickler

Donor Hero