Donor Remembrance Day T-Z

DOnor hero garden

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Looking for your loved one? The Donor Hero dedications are divided and listed in alphabetical order by last name.
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Jonah Solomon Tackett

Donor Hero

Jonah, age 32, passed away in Maryland while traveling cross country driving a rig. He gave the Gift of Life to five men. His heart was gifted in North Carolina; his lungs in Boston; his liver in Baltimore; left kidney in Baltimore; and right kidney in Texas. Still hoping to hear from three caregivers of his gifts.

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Nichole Ashley Gaoiran Taitaiau

Donor Hero

Nikki is a mother, daughter, sister, cousin, and best friend. She is a mother to three beautiful children. She is selfless and always caring for others before herself. She is missed so much by her family. Although she put her health last, her outcome was still to help others even after her passed by donating her organs.

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Criss Tadashi Takeuchi

Donor Hero

A loving husband and father, grandfather. He is missed so much and loved so much. He helped many people and lived a good life. At age 70 he passed suddenly and will always be in our hearts. Registered as a donor so others could have a better life.

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Toney Tannehill

Donor Hero

HE left us in  2017. He was my soulmate a great father and grandfather. We were married 39 years. We miss him so much he left us all to soon. He loved people and helped everyone. I’m so happy that he could help a lot of people after his passing.

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Toney Tannehill

Loving Husband

He was a great husband and father and grandfather. He loved helping everyone.

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Laci Michelle Taquino

Loving Hero

Laci Michelle Taquino was a very active and outgoing 15-year old who was known for her humble and quiet personality. In 2006, Laci was declared brain dead after suffering from a massive intracerebral hemorrhage from an undiagnosed Arteriovenus Malformation (AVM). Laci saved the lives of 6 people.

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Donald Tate, Sr.

Donor Hero

Though my Father had diabetes and many of his organs were unusable due to that, his corneas and eye tissue were donated. Dad would have given the shirt off his back to help someone. The thing that gives me the most comfort since losing him is knowing that someone is able to watch their children and grandchildren grow because of my Dad.

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Adam Tayeh

Donor Hero

We tragically lost Adam in 2017, just three days after his 32nd birthday. Adam was a hero through tissue donation.

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April Nicole Taylor

Donor Hero

30 years old female full of life and love. Always trying to help someone else and not thinking about herself. Finished High school in 2006. Got her associate in 2010.. Bachelor in 2013. Certifies in Automotive in 2014. Well loved by everyone she met. She is well missed.

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Danny Taylor

Donor Hero

Danny’s life continues on through others. 2012 All my Love, Mom

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Debra A Taylor

Donor Hero

My mother was a cancer survivor of 11 years, and the cancer returned. She fought hard for the last year of her life. I lost her in 2019. She told me to donate her corneas so that someone may see.

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Kirby Taylor

Donor Hero

I love you and miss you, Kirby!

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Larna Taylor

Beloved Hero

Mom. You will never be forgotten, that simply cannot be, as long as I’m living, I’ll carry you with me. Safely tucked within my heart ❤️, your light will always shine. Throughout the rest of my time no matter what the future holds or what may lie ahead. I know you will walk with me along the path I treed. So rest my angel, be at peace. I love you!

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Larna Taylor

Donor Hero

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Larna Anne Taylor

Donor Hero

I lost my loving mother due to cancer in 2019. Our family was overwhelmed by the illness itself. It has been less than a year and she had been told she was cancer free. We were totally unprepared for our loss. Everyone grieve different I love our Mom!

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Larna A. Taylor

Loving Hero

Love of my life!

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Linda Taylor

Beloved Hero

Linda’s life was all about loving and giving to the people that God brought into her life. Her motto was to live life with no regrets and she did that well. She was a beautiful person. Loving God and seeking him first in all things. I was blessed to have her as my closest and dearest friend for over 40 Years.

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Linda G. Taylor

Donor Hero

Linda lived her Christian beliefs and her personal life as well as her business life. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother who brought joy to those around her in many ways.

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Linda G. Taylor

Donor Hero

Linda was an avid follower of Jesus, devoted wife, loving mother, adoring grandmother, and friend and encourager to countless others. She was also a talented florist who enjoyed creating beautiful arrangements for others.

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Linda Taylor

Donor Hero

Linda was an avid follower of Jesus, devoted wife, loving mother, adoring grandmother, and friend and encourager to countless others. She was also a talented florist who enjoyed creating beautiful arrangements for others.

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Linda Taylor

A Giver

Always putting others before her self. A giver in life, a giver in death. #LiveLikeLinda

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Linda Taylor

Donor Hero

Linda was a lifelong great friend and was a great Christian.I will cherish her memories forever.

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Siearra-Paige Taylor

Loving Hero

Siearra was in a UTV accident and it landed on top of her. She survived 10 days in icu before having to have her ventilator pulled, we decided on organ and tissue donation so her memory lived on and she could help other people live a better life

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Warren Teague

Donor Hero

Our father never met a stranger and was a people person! He was kind, loving, and always the life of the party! He is missed tremendously by his family, friends and co workers. It was no surprise that he was a donor he always wanted to help others.

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Valerie Jean Tedder

Donor Hero

Val was simply one of the best people I have ever met. Her kindness, honesty, generosity, love and friendship was given freely. She had a way of making everyone she met feel they were special. She enjoyed life; and was a joy to be around. Every day was a new opportunity to have fun and Val was always ready for a new adventure.

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Val Tedder

Loving Hero

There is not a day that goes by that something doesn’t remind me of you. We all miss you terribly! You touched so many lives and continue to do so.

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Maureen Teelin

Donor Hero

My little sister, Maureen, died suddenly of a brain aneurysm. She was a very nurturing, loving person who was able to continue that sentiment after her death by donating life to others.

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Garrett Haley Terrell

Loving Hero

My son, Garrett, was my life. He was born 5 weeks early, and left a lifetime too soon. He loved life. He lived it fully and gave it completely. He left a legacy…www.vimeo.com/9957697. Never forgotten, always loved. One day closer, Goob. Mommy loves you.

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Mark Tesner

Donor Hero

My brother Mark became a hero at 9 months old. Suffered from a trachea birth defect and underwent multiple surgeries at Children’s in Cincinnati, OH. On March 13th, my parents decided to withdraw and courageously decided to donate Mark’s heart and eyes. He saved 3 children. Thank you to those who helped make him a hero 31 years ago.

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Dr. Alka Thapliyal

Loving Hero

Alka was the most beautiful person I met in my life ever. She was very kind hearted and loved cats. She used to live in the moment and enjoyed even smallest things in life. She always believed in giving back to everyone and she proved it again when her soul departed for heaven. She gave better lives to many people by donating her organs. Miss you!!

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Garrett Theisen

Donor Hero

We lost our son Garrett in 2019 to suicide. I’m honored to know that he is living on through his final gift of life to others

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Kelly Theriot

Loving Hero

Kelly passed away at the age of 25, through his gifts 5 people received life saving organ donations and 2 people were blessed with sight. He will always and forever be our HERO!
Love you Son
Dad

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Kelly Drew Theriot

Donor Hero

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Kelly Drew Theriot

Loving Son

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Darrell Thibodeaux Jr.

Donor Hero

Darrell died in 2015, he was a wonderful son, great brother and awesome father to his son Colt

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Darrell P. Thibodeaux Jr.

Donor Hero

My son died in 2015, he was a wonderful son a great brother and an awesome dad to his little son Colt. We love and miss him so much

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Eric Thibodeaux

Donor Hero

My dad was a recipient of a lung transplant in 2008, I am grateful for this opportunity and have since been an organ donor. I am thankful for the selfless decision made by his donor, and donor family to allow his quality of life to extend past expected by his medical history.

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Cory Thigpen

Donor Hero

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Brandon Thomas

Heart of Gold

My husband suddenly passed away at home in 2019. He was 33 years old. He left behind me (his wife) and our three children. My husband had a heart of gold and loved his family so much. We loved to go camping in our trailer throughout the camping season. My husband chose to be an organ donor and is still helping people in death. ❤️

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Jasmin Thomas

Donor Hero

Jasmin was a beautiful 24 year old young lady special to everyone, my daughter was following in my footsteps to become a nurse, she dedicated her life in helping people she worked as a certified nursing assistant while saving to return to school in the fall for nursing, since a very young age she wanted to help people even in her death.

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Kyle Thomas

Donor Angel

My brave little angel…your legacy lives on through the greatest gift you could have shared. Love and miss you always!

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Nina Thomas

Donor Hero

Love and miss you sis, you were My best friend my sister my running buddy miss you were the one that I looked up to trusted and I could talk to just love you too we lost you too soon and no reason I know you’re in a better place just not easy to let go love you

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Nolton Shawn Thomas Jr.

Donor Hero

Nolton was 28 when he died in a motorcycle accident. He was my funny child, always joking and smiling. He was a giver and had signed up to be an organ donor which wasn’t a surprise. I loved to watch him with his 2 daughters, the bond they shared was beautiful to see. His family and friends miss him so much. We love you Nolton

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Brooklyn Marie Bernadette Thompson

Donor Hero

In 2020, our little Brookie decided her work on earth was completed and it was time for her Spirit to go Home. Brooklyn had a higher purpose to fulfill and passed on a day that, in our Catholic Faith, is a Holy Day of Obligation called the Solemnity of the Blessed Mother.

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Brooklyn Marie Bernadette Thompson

Loving Daughter

My little Brookie was 11 years old when she was called Home in 2020. Organ donation was not a conversation I had with her; however, I believe her Spirit whispered into my ear saying, ” Let me still help others.” I miss my baby every single day & I am so proud to be her Momma. I am so happy for the families she helped thru donating <3

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Carrie Thompson

Donor Heroes

I have 2 heroes! The first was my Aunt Carrie back in 2001. That kidney was so bravely and lovingly given and lasted for many years. The second was 2019. The only thing I know was that it came from California. I wrote a letter to the family but have never heard back from them. But that’s ok. I am thankful that life was given to me again.

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Garrett Patrick Thompson

Donor Hero

Garrett was a life-giver to four, a joy-bringer to so many more…
You continue to make a difference in the world, even 13 years later! We love and miss you more than words can say… Love, Mama, Daddy, Avery and Nate

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Harold “Hal” Joseph Thompson

Donor Hero

Hal Thompson spent his life alive as a hero for others. He worked 37 years as a paramedic, touching thousands of lives and saving hundreds more. Upon his death, his final act on this earth was becoming a tissue donor, improving lives of many more people. Hal is the definition of hero.

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Jaydon Alan Thompson

Donor Hero

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Jaydon Alan Thompson

Donor Hero

My eleven year old grandson had a liver transplant in 2016. He is alive and thriving thanks to Jaydon’s precious Gift of Life.

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Jaydon Alan Thompson

Donor Hero

My Hero, Jaydon Thompson, was a 6 year old boy full of life with the cutest southern accent, I’ve been told. He loved 4 wheeling, the Transformers & RC Cola. His loss is immense. My grandson was blessed to receive his new liver thanks to Jaydon’s Gift of Life in 2016. Jaydon will forever be in my heart and prayers.

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Trevor Thompson

Donor Hero

5 Years ago I was diagnosed with a rare and incurable lung disease that required a lung transplant. A year after waiting, I got the call & received my lung transplant. I wrote to the donor family to express my gratitude for their son being an organ donor and giving me the Gift of Life. I am forever grateful.

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Tom F. Thornhill III

Loving Hero

Tom was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle. We lost him too soon and miss him everyday. Our memories of him will help ease the pain of losing him. He will live forever in our hearts.
 

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Joshua Thorpe

Donor Hero

My cousin was killed by an intoxicated driver in a car accident. We made the difficult decision after the hospital informed us that he had no brain activity, that he would have wanted to help as many people as possible; because that’s who Josh was in his life, a helper to everyone he met.

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Dennis Thummel

Donor Hero

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Alexus Tiegs

Donor Hero

My daughter Alexus was 15 years old with a bright future ahead of her. She was tragically killed in an automobile accident. She had her permit & had made the choice to be a donor. She was a loving kind & thoughtful young lady that is loved & missed by everyone that knew her. May she always fly High &inspire other young adults to become donors.

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Justin Tillery

Donor Hero

Justin was my 13 year old son who was incredibly smart and caring. He was a straight A student, who was scheduled to take the ACT this February, as a 7th grader. He was genuinely nice to everyone and always worried about others. He was killed in a car accident in 2019. We were able to donate 5 of his organs. We will miss him always.

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Deborah Tircuit

Donor Hero

Deborah was both an organ recipient and a tissue donor. Although she left this world far too quickly she was able to provide the gift of life to many others.

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Brianna Ann Titterington

Inspiring Hero

Brianna was a 17-year-old girl who continues to inspire others. She had an amazing sense of humor and lived life to the fullest. Through donation, she gave the breath of life woman for 8 months. She gave a man just shy of 48 hours of death, many days live. Brianna’s heart now beats inside a young man just one month older than her. #TeamOrganTrail

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Brianna Ann Titterington

Donor Hero

Brianna was a 17-year-old girl who continues to inspire others. She had an amazing sense of humor and lived life to the fullest. Through donation, she gave the breath of life woman for 8 months. She gave a man just shy of 48 hours of death, many days live. Brianna’s heart now beats inside a young man just one month older than her. #TeamOrganTrail

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John Torbet

Heart of Gold

John had a heart of gold. When he suffered an anoxic injury to his brain, he chose to end his life. By doing so, he gave life to 6 organ recipients. Miss him so much, but very proud of his selfless gift to others.

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Elena Patricia Velez Torres

Donor Hero

She was a beautiful person and her soul was no different from that. She was one of the most selfless people and even with her death she continued to be that. As an organ and tissue donor, she was able to give the gift of life to others and prevent other families from experiencing the pain and loss we have.

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Baily Touchet

Donor Hero

Baily was a beautiful, funny, smart, mother, sister, daughter, friend and so much more. She was in college to be a social worker. She has a son who was 2 months old when she passed away he is now 18 months old and a blessing to all of us. Every day we miss her more than the day before..she saved 5 lives and is definitely my hero!

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Nicolas Townsend-Read

Donor Hero

My son was killed by an impaired driver at the age of 17  2015. In honor of his wishes, we donated 8 organs, and 7 recipients were able to have more time with their loved ones. The recipients are my Magnificent Seven and my son is a hero

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Omar Trad

Donor Hero

Omar was a giving human with vibrant personality he lived with an intensity that is seldom seen on people his age. He took the path less traveled and that made all the difference for him. Omar will be remembered for his smile, sweet disposition, caring for others, kindness, generosity, gusto, panache, sense of adventure and genuine caring soul.

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Omar Trad

Caring Hero

Our beloved son Omar Trad was a caring and joyful young man

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Matthew Thomas Trahan

Donor Hero

17 years old and full of life!! Matthew was my only sibling and I miss him every day! I pray his recipients are well and living their lives to the fullest!

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Kirk Traub

Loving Hero

Kirk Traub was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and son. He loved spending time with his family, attending local sporting events, camping, boating, riding the sand dunes at Silver Lake, and working on anything with an engine. He was always willing to help out his friends and family, and would always be there to share a laugh.

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Trey

Donor Hero

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Clara Trotter

Loving Hero

Clara Trotter a mother of 5 and grandmother of 11 and a great grandmother 6 was a beautiful and selfless woman, all who knew her. She is greatly missed. She is a hero as her corneas have given the gift of sight.

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Debra Tuairau

Donor Hero

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Jewel B Tucker Jr

Donor Hero

We love and miss you so much

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Stella Turnbull

Donor Hero

Stella (age 9) had an underlying, unknown heart condition that caused cardiac arrest in her sleep. She was at a sleepover with her Girl Scout troop, and didn’t wake up the next morning. First responders restarted her heart but Stella’s brain activity never recovered. She was able to help 40 people, her last final gift to the world.

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Gage Turzani

Donor Hero

Gage became a superhero by donating his heart valves and corneas to give people a longer life and the gift of sight.

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Mark D Tyler

Donor Hero

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Mary Joy Uebelein

Loving Daughter

Mary Joy went on to her eternal home in 2019 after a car accident at the age of 20. She had a servant’s heart, loved Jesus and helping others. She was gracious, kind, giving, always thinking of others. We miss her big, bright beautiful smile tremendously. We know her light still shines as she chose to give life to others.

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Mary Joy Uebelein

Loving Sister

In 2019 my sister passed away due to injuries she sustained in a car accident we were in. Genesis 2:7 states that man was created of dust from the earth. Creation within creation. How beautiful, that upon her death, Mary Joy was able to gift her tiny part of creation from God to another? Creation from creation now within another creation.

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Mary Joy Uebelein

Loving Hero

My niece Mary Joy had an amazing servants heart and an infectious smile that I still see vibrantly whenever I close my eyes and think of her. All she ever wanted to do was help others, and she was able to help many in this one final act on earth. When I look into the dark, night sky I know the brightest star I see is MJ shining down on me.

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Mary Joy Uebelein

Donor Hero

My cousin Mary Joy may have loved Elvis and Whataburger, but she also loved helping others. We all miss her a lot, but her final act on Earth was another act of helping many others. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” We all look forward to seeing her again.

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Mary Joy Uebelein

Loving Hero

I’m so proud of my baby girl and the decision she made to gift life here on earth to others when she departed to her life in heaven. She didn’t tell us, didn’t make a big deal out of it, just did it because she loved people. She gave her gift to soon for us but just in time for others. You are a hero M.J. and I’ll see you again when it’s time.

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Mary Joy Uebelein

Loving Hero

Our sweet Mary Joy has left us a wonderful legacy of serving others in life and death.’ Her example to all is the tremendously comforting gift by which we can forever remember her.

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Mary Joy Uebelein

Donor Hero

Mary Joy was an amazing sister and a friend to everyone she met. Her giving nature was evident in her choice to become an organ donor. We miss her smile and hugs, and look forward to reuniting with her again in heaven one day.

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Chevrett “Chevy” Urena

Humble Hero

Chevy was a happy go-lucky young man. He was giving. He loved to sing. He loved his family. Especially his 3 children Mariella. James & Angel. He was very humble. Anything you gave him he loved and cherished. He tried to help anyone who was down and out. He was a cook. I would tell him he would become famous and he would be Chef Chevy.

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Kayla Urrey

Donor Hero

Kayla was only 22 with a 3 year old son. She died from an undiagnosed blood disorder just 2 months shy of completing her RN degree she have all she could. She saved 5 lives helped 2 people see and almost 200 with tissue

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Regina Lynne Valdez

Donor Hero

Regina was a kind and loving person. She always wanted everyone to have a smile on their faces. She loved family time playing card games or even just jamming out to music. Her love for her nieces and nephew was humble and pure. We love you Regina and we miss you!

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Stephen Valsechi

Loving Hero

In memory and in honor of our Son and brother Stephen. You are loved and missed every day.

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Gerrit Vandenberg

Donor Hero

After a tragic car accident the day after Thanksgiving we said yes to donation so Gerrit could give so others can live

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Jennifer Vanley

Donor Hero

My mom had a stroke in 2016, she was able to spend a whole year with her family, and also got to spend all the holidays with us one more time, in 2017 she had another stroke and sadly did not make it, her organs were damaged from diabetes but we got to donate her skin tissue, heart valves, and corneas, we love and miss her so much!

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Kassie Hagan Digorgio Vannoy

Donor Hero

Kassie and her family have given me and my family 14 1/2 years if memories through her donation. Not a day goes by that I haven’t thanked them for the honor of carrying on her legacy. I try to live up to their great gift by being adherent with my medication and lifestyle regimens and keeping myself as healthy as possible.

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Alan Robert Varnado

Loving Hero

A loving father, son, brother, and friend Alan passed from his life here on earth July 2019. He shared the gift of life through organ donation and saved 4 people in doing so. We are so thankful for his decision and miss our hero every single day.

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Jessica Lynn Varney

Donor Hero

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Luis Angel Vargas

Donor Hero

Luis Angel was a happy, caring, animal loving spirit. He cared about others and was always ready to help anyone. Upon his departure he saved many lives through organ donation; even in the process of moving on he helped others.

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Kirk Veach

Donor Hero

2003 Kirk was in a deadly 4 wheel wreck. MTN was very kind to us. All of Kirk’s organs were donated. Still in contact with the young lady who received his kidney pancreas.

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Ryan Robert Viator

Donor Hero

My grandson, Ryan, was a one-of-a-kind young man… He never met a stranger and his heart was solid gold… his love for all is indescribable…Once you met Ryan, you had a lifetime friend…Ryan loved sports, and was fearless as fearless could be… It’s been 20 years and I miss him more today than yesterday!!! I would love just one more day!!!

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Ryan Robert Viator

Loving Hero

In Loving Memory Of My Sweet Boy…Ryan Gave The Gift Of Life In 2000 At The Age Of 20…He Saved 3 Lives That Day…He Always Had A Heart Of Gold & Was Such A Sweet Soul Even Up To The Time He Moved On To Heaven…He Will Forever Live On In My Heart & Be My Hero! I Love You & Miss You With All My Heart & Soul! Love, Mom

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Victoria

Donor Hero

Victoria was a 7 year old little girl who liked to play with her 5 year old sister, Faith. They were lost in a motor vehicle accident along with their mother DeJon in 2012, following.a shopping trip. I was blessed to receive her healthy liver and was suddenly cancer free and healthy, after 8 years of liver disease, 2 with cancer

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Frankie Vinson

Giving Hero

My Mom was one of the most giving people I’ve ever met, and I’m proud of her for continuing that even after she left us.

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Juanita Vlamis

Donor Hero

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Colby T, Vogt

Loving Friend

He was always so full of energy, he had such a huge heart. He was an amazing husband & dad to his beautiful wife and kids, he was even a great friend and person all around. He will NEVER be forgotten. We love and miss him so much every day. Until we meet again <3

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Colby Vogt

Donor Hero

Colby loved the Army, his wife, and his children. He also loved riding his motorcycle. Unfortunately, he lost his life to the motorcycle but he will always be loved and remembered by many. I might not have been his blood mother but I was his bonus mother who he loved unconditionally. May he continue to RIP.

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Colby Vogt

Donor Hero

R.I.P. and Thank You for Your Service❤

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Colby Vogt

Selfless Hero

Colby served his country because he was a selfless man, even after he left this world he continued to be that selfless man and care for others by being an organ donor! His spirit will always live on! Colby is missed, but everyone smiles more every day knowing he saved so many! Ivy is an inspiration! We love your family and will continue to pray!

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Colby Vogt

Loving Hero

Colby was a loving Father, husband, son and friend. He decided to become an organ donor before joining the Military in 2015. He has changed so many lives. We love and miss you Colby!!

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Colby Vogt

Loving Brother

We ride together, we die together, bad boys 4 life

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William Vollmer

Loving Husband

My late husband became a donor I had the hard decision to make but it was the right one

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David Wakeen

Donor Hero

My mom was my caregiver. Because David donated his liver and bone marrow 23 years ago, I was able to be my mom’s caregiver in the last six weeks of her life. David is my hero because he saved my life.

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Alana Lee Walker

Donor Hero

Both kidneys went to two gentlemen after she left us.

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Bob Walker

Donor Hero

Bob & I had gone to a Pickleball Tournament in Connecticut. He was so excited to be there. After the first game Bob sat down on a chair and had a massive heart attack. I never got to say goodbye. That was 5 years ago and it still feels like yesterday. I miss him so much.

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Darice Tammy Walker

Beautiful Hero

A beautiful Daughter, Sister, Mother, Aunt, Wife, and Grandma, forever in our hearts, we miss and love you forever xoxoxo

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Johnston Walker

Donor Hero

Johnston & Keegan were born the same day, 6hrs apart. With his gift, Johnston made Keegan the youngest & smallest heart recipient in TX at 7 days old and 5lbs.

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McKayla Ann Wall

Donor Hero

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McKayla Ann Wall

Donor Hero

McKayla was taken from us unexpectedly just 50 days after her 18h birthday. She was a senior at Tamaqua Area High School. She was a Girl Scout Bronze & Silver Award recipient. She was working on her Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts, at the time of her death. Her plan was to get people to sign up to be organ donors. She is loved & missed

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McKayla Ann Wall

Loving Hero

Very loving & intelligent girl with a growing future ahead of her. Taken to soon, we miss her dearly, Uncle Fran & Aunt Joyce

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McKayla Wall

Donor Hero

She was the light of the party. “She believed she could, so she did.”

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McKayla Wall

Beloved Hero

She would have done anything to help/ make others smile.

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Montel Waller Sr.

Donor Hero

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Thomas Walls

Donor Hero

Remembering a smart, kind, funny, talented and special young man who, at the age of 16, said YES to organ donation. His life was full of promise, but it was cut short. “Number Six” helped six people right away with life-saving organ transplantation, and his generous spirit continues to touch his family, friends, teammates and classmates.

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Matthew Patrick Walsh

Donor Hero

Matt became a Donor Hero at 21 yrs old in 2006 when he donated his heart, liver, pancreas, corneas and tissue. He lived a full life as a student, playing sports, working, and spending time with family and friends, whom he deeply loved and cherished. Matt was a friend to all so it was no surprise that he wanted to give life to others.??❤️

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Kayla Ann Walters

Donor Hero

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Rufus Lawrence Walton Jr.

Donor Hero

Our Son Rufus Jr. was and still is our Hero! He always wanted to help everyone when he was alive..He always donated blood and then signed up to be an Organ Donor. He passed last year on Mother’s Day of a hidden heart disease at the very young age of 25. He was loved by everyone that met him and he is dearly loved and missed! R.I.P. Son!

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Rufus Walton

Kind Hero

My brother was such a kind soul such a big hearted person, he posed away in 2019 and it hasn’t been the same. He was that person that would never judge you and always be there for you he believed in the lord 1O0%. He was a donor of his organs. Losing him was a loss for our family but a gain for another family. Miss you brother

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Eric Walz

Donor Hero

Eric loved his life as a musician, teacher and friend. He made the decision to be a organ donor himself. He believed in a better future for everyone.

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Jimmie Ward

Donor Hero

Jimmie past suddenly and he always wanted others to have the chance at life like he did. He is truly missed and I know he lives on with the precious donations he was able to donate to others.

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Ronnie Ward

Donor Hero

Ronnie Ward passed in 2019 at Harbor UCLA in Torr. Calif and I received a call that my husband was a candidate to be an organ donor and that’s where Onelegacy came in they were the best and I have so many memorys of my husband because of them thank you much love

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Ronnie Ward

Donor Hero

My husband passed away in 2019 Onelegacy called and said my husband qualified to be an organ donor so I said yes was so happy that I did Onelegacy they are beautiful people and I let Harbor UCLA hospital know this they said that why they work closely with that organization thank you people .

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Makayla Alexis Wardrobe

Donor Hero

Makayla entered life on Dec.31st 1998 a beautiful special gift, She absolutely had a love for life and for people, Her favorite phrase was “I Love You” She was taken from us at the young age of 15yrs old. When exiting life she left a special gift to 8others “the gift of life” Makayla you are our hero in our hearts & our memories. Love ❤️ & Miss You

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Marcus E. Warmsley

Donor Hero

Our son Marcus, was an amazing young man. He was a 1st Lieutenant in the Air Force, and was loved by so many people. He believed in a quote, “You have been created in order that you might make a difference.” He spent his short time on this earth setting an example for some many. He was able to save 5 lives with his generous gift.

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Betty Warner

Donor Hero

Two people regained sight because of your generous gift. We love and miss you!

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D’Ante Terrini Washington

Donor Hero

Dedicated Father, Loving Son, Amazing Grandson, Awesome Nephew, Cool Big Brother, and A Noble Friend

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Miller Washington

Donor Hero

Miller was a dear friend and college classmate. He was kind, caring and humble Christian. Because he did not pass in such a way he could be a donor, when he passed, he is a Donor in Spirit. 

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JT Waters

Donor Hero

To our precious son. You are always missed, forever loved, and never forgotten. Love always, Mom and Dad

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Clinton Watson

Donor Hero

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David Anthony Watson

Donor Hero

My brother was my hero, gone too soon. He was one of the most selfless, loving and caring person that I knew. He had the biggest heart. Jesus took him home almost 3 years ago and my life hasn’t been the same since then. He was an avid Oklahoma Sooners fan. He would’ve been 49 this year. I love you bubba.

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Jonathan Watson

Loving Hero

In honor of Jonathan Allen Watson, a loving father.

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Tim Watson

Loving Husband

Tim was one of the kindest and most giving men ever, down to his last gift to others or organ donation. He was always the first to jump in and help whomever whenever and that is what he did until the end. #tim232

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Rachel Wayman

Donor Hero

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Charles R Weatherspoon

Loving Father

Charles is a very loving father who went above and beyond for all, he was big hearted person he was the light of life it was hard to be sad around him his sense of humor, his smile , his laugh was contagious . He had a rear blood type A+ may his heart be studied to help in the cure of Aortic Dissection to save the next person

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Sam Weaver

Loving Husband

My husband Sam became our hero in 2018. He was an avid volunteer, teacher and lover of the outdoors especially the mountains. We honor him today and every day for his amazing gift.

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Sam Weaver

Donor Hero

Sam was a passionate volunteer, teacher and lover of the outdoors Sam and I were married 35 years and had 3 wonderful children Sam passed away suddenly in 2018 His decision to be a donor gave our family such comfort during an extremely difficult time To know that he was able to give that gift really brought us peace I am so proud of our hero

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John Webber

Donor Hero

John Webber was a U.S. Marine who served in Afghanistan/Iraq. He was a charismatic person who made friends anywhere he went. He was always willing to extend a helping hand even if it bit him later. Johnny was a lover of the people and a lover of music. He died of a sudden heart attack at the age of 39.

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Nicholas A Weber

Donor Hero

My son lost his life at 26 to suicide. He had made the decision years ago to be a donor and made sure his wishes were known and that he signed up. We honored his wishes and now he lives on inside of other people who needed him.

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Crystal Webert

Donor Hero

Crystal was 32 years young when she passed away in 2019 from complications with Cystic Fibrosis. A dream of hers was organ donation and she fulfilled this dream and was able to donate her kidneys.

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Troy Webb

Donor Hero

Troy was very quiet about his desire to be an organ donor. He chose organ donation on his drivers license. Troy left behind six children. Even though he and I were not blood related you could not tell. He was everyone’s big brother. He was not only a protector of his family but also of his friends. He had a kind heart. He will never be forgotten.

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Dillon Webre

Donor Hero

In honor of our hero Dillon Webre. He leaves behind a legacy to be proud of and that we can share with his daughter. He saved 4 lives. At the age of 30 he gave all he had to give. We are forever proud.

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Dillon Webre

Donor Hero

Dillon was amazingly loving and kind. Tough on the outside but such a sweet soul. His light lives on in others. I am forever proud and grateful for the time that god gave him to me. And I am forever proud of how he gave himself to others. He was an amazing father, son, and friend. We honor your unselfish gift to others. And wish them the best.

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Jeffrey Neal Wells

Donor Hero

My son, Jeff, was a wonderful son, brother, Daddy, husband, pop pop and friend. Everyone that new him, loved him. He gave so much of himself in life and continued to give after his death. We miss and love him so much.

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Buddy Wentworth

Donor Hero

5 1/2 years ago I was chosen to be one of the fortunate recipients who received the “gift of life”, a kidney and pancreas from our hero, Buddy Wentworth. His amazing family followed through with his wishes to save other people’s lives during the absolute most worst time of theirs.

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Belinda Wertheimer

Giving Hero

My Mom had a major stroke the age of 57. She was a loving and giving person. She had strong faith and was a prayer warrior. God chose a beautiful soul to be our Mom. She prayed for many and even her death gave hope to someone to have a chance to live.

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Belinda Wertheimer

Donor Hero

My momma helped save to lives my mom would have been real happy knowing she saved someone’s life through her unexpected death she gave someone more time to be with there loved ones . My mom was always kind to others all though I feel like she lived a hard life she was ever so kind and gentle she loved her grand kid she loved Jesus always had faith

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Marie Wessels

Donor Hero

Marie was an amazing sister, wife, aunt, and most importantly mother. She will forever be a hero to my sisters and me. When she passed in 2015 she was able to donate different tissues and her eyes. Just knowing a part of my mother continues to help someone and live on makes our heart proud.

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Roger West

Loving Husband

Roger you were gone to soon but in your passing you continued the love you had for people and helped so many by being a donor. You worked many years in construction and loved the challenge of Blasting. A Loving Husband of 44yrs, Dad of 7 Children, brother, son, Papa Smurf to 5 Grandkids, and never meet a stranger. We Love and Miss you !!!

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Alphonso Weston

Donor Hero

Fonso was the epitome of life and love. He was selfless, generous and always smiling. I always admired his passion for life. He always put the needs of his family and friends first. Nothing mattered more than seeing his friends smile. Fonso unexpectedly died in 2016 and was able to help save the lives of 4 people through organ donation.

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Jason William Wetmore

Loving Hero

Jason was a good man had a simple life with a beautiful wife his faithful dogs, a loving family & was loved by so many people a true friend He had the friendship that lasted a lifetime. He loved to go fishing started as a little boy & continued to adulthood. He loved having fun! I cherish all my wonderful memories of his life. Loving him always❤️

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Andrew Wheeler

Donor Hero

Andrew was only 18 years old, but he knew from a young age that he wanted to be an organ donor, after losing his Uncle Travis, who needed a heart transplant. Andrew is our family’s hero. Andrew saved 5 lives with organ donation and several others were saved or had their life improved.

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Mark Andrew Wheeler Jr

Loving Hero

Markie was the 1st born of 3 to Mark Sr & Susie Wheeler. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and many other things. He is greatly missed with his funny personality and his care for others. His life was cut too short but he was able to help save the lives of many others with his donation. We always honor his gift.

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Meghan Whisenhunt

Selfless Hero

Meghan, a kind, selfless, beautiful person, passed away tragically at age 28. She had a passion for Disney and adventure. Meghan is a bright light in many people’s lives and always wanted to find ways to help anybody she could, including organ donation. She gave the gift of life to 4 people who were in need. She is loved and missed every day.

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Bernadette White

Donor Hero

Bernie died in 2011 very suddenly and unexpectedly. She was very active as a volunteer for many organizations. She would be proud to be a donor.

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Breon T Whitehead

Donor Hero

Chose to be an organ donor

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Sarah Beth Whitehead

Donor Hero

Sarah Beth better known as SB by her family and friends, passed away unexpectedly in 2005 at the age of 14 from a rare bacterial disease. She was loved by all who knew her and she loved and lived life large. Because of this we, her parents, made the decision to donate her organs and today she continues to live through others!

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Dalton Wilkinson

Donor Hero

Dalton registered as a donor in August of 2018. He was prompted by a family friend having received a heart transplant. He passed away at 25 in 2019 after a fall. His organ donation was able to save a member of our church along with many others.

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Blair Williams

Selfless Hero

The choice Blair made to be an organ donor was a selfless choice to save the life of someone she did not know. We have had the pleasure of listening to her family’s stories of Blair and learning more about our angel. A young mother of three, she loved life, crafting, and cooking. James is living a full life because of her gift. We are blessed!

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Dakota Blake Williams

Donor Hero

Dakota always put others before himself. He always made people happy and smile everywhere he went. He was often found outdoors and served many nonprofits. He touched thousands of lives during his life and even afterward.

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Gerald Lee Phillip Wilcox

Donor Hero

A very good son. left too early. Always had plans to when he got well what he was going to do. He loved his family and always like to help out. A great debater and love it along with a little sarcasm He gave his kidneys to his eyes and his veins I sure miss him

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Sue H. Willbanks

Loving Mother

My mother died unexpectedly in 2019. We miss her every single day. We take comfort in knowing that in spite of her death she was able to give to others in need.

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Casey Wilkinson

Donor Hero

Thank you Casey for giving us an extra 8 years of life with our father Bob Kelley. We are forever Grateful to you and your family. ♡♡♡

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Garrett Ryan Wilbanks

Donor Hero

Garrett Ryan Wilbanks was a great football player and just getting into the prime of his life when he was tragically hit by a car while jogging. He could not be saved but he loved to help people. And now he help keep 5 people or more living a great life and I am one of them. I can’t thank my hero enough or his beautiful family! He is with me!

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Robert “Bud” Wickman

Donor Hero

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Meagan Wiedeman

Donor Hero

Meagan’s family so gratefully choose to give the gift of life. I received her liver 17 years ago. God Bless Sherri, Dave, and family.

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Elissa Williams

Donor Hero

She was a long time advocate for organ donation.

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Helen Williams

Loving Mother

My mother was always a giving person, constantly considering others and their well- being. So she gave the best gift that anyone could give to another human being, she gave herself so that someone else can continue to live. My beloved mother continues to be my ‘SHEro’ hero!

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Joleen Williams

Donor Hero

Loved life and doted her son

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Joseph Williams

Donor Hero

We have always known that our Joey/dad was a hero!! He had nothing but love n his heart for us. Our family unit was his life and his inspiration to live. Though he left us way to soon we have a lifetime of many happy and perfect memories. Joey we will love you to our last breath when we join together as family once again. My forever love xo

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Karll Williams

Donor Hero

Our Karll was a loving, caring and giving young man. He always put others before himself. We miss him dearly but our hearts are full of love and compassion just knowing that not only did he save lives but HE LIVES ON!

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Lukas Willoughby-Grube

Donor Hero

Lukas, was a brilliant 18 year old college student. He may have been a broke college kid, but he gave everything he had to give to save others. He had such a kind loving heart, so it’s fitting his heart went to a man with 3 kids. They will grow up with a father because of my son Luke. Luke passed 2019, gave the best Christmas to several others.

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Lukas Willoughby-Grube

Kind Hero

Lukas was the most kind hearted 18 year old you could’ve ever met. He would help anyone who needed help. He was a college student majoring in mechanical engineering, so you could say he was a pretty smart kid as well. The love he felt for his family, friends and cat (Sadie) is now being felt by all the recipients he gave life to!

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Brett Edward Wilson

Donor Angel

Angel date of 2007 at the age of 17. Brett’s legacy is of being helpful. He was known for being the class clown, dancing in random classrooms. He’s the youngest of a set of identical twins and he is greatly missed by 3 nieces and 3 nephews who didn’t get the privilege of knowing him. Love and miss you, Your family and friends

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Janet Ann Wilson

Loving Mother

MY MOTHER WAS AN AMZAING MOTHER A MOTHER YOU COULD ASK FOR ALWAYS THEIR FOR HER SON THE LAST 28 YEARS OF MY LIFE!! I MISS HER EVERY SECOND OF MY DAY!!! I LOVE YOU JANET ANN WILSON!!!

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Kaytlyn “Katie” Eliza Wilson

Donor Hero

Katie was a 16 year old “hometown” girl who loved God, her family and friends. She carried and contegious smile and her beauty was found inside ans out. Katie was a first baseman for her highschool softball team, a FFA officer, a FBLA officer and a junior fairboard member. Her legacy continues in memories and the gift of life to others.

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RayQuan Nevar Wilson

Donor Hero

RayQuan Wilson passed in 2020. He was a strong healthy 18 yrs old who had a love for baking, basketball and fashion, his favorite thing to do was make jokes on family & friends. Quan was Blessed with the opportunity to give 5 Gifts Of Life his Heart, Left & Right Kidney Pancreas, and Liver. RayQuan Wilson is our Hero.

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Robert Adrian Wilson

Donor Hero

Robert, an excellent mechanic who could fix anything, donated his liver, both kidneys, and his corneas. He saved 3 lives and restored sight to 2 people. He is a true hero in that he signed up to be an organ donor without telling his family.

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Steven Wilson

Donor Hero

Steven had a giving heart and he wanted to help others after his death. He was a very much loved husband, dad, grandpa, uncle, brother, friend. He is missed daily.

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Teresa Lou Wilson

Beloved Hero

My sister was 48 years old when she passed away in 2018 of a bleeding stroke. My parents, brother, and especially her daughter were devastated from this sudden loss. Teresa was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She had a big heart and was always willing to help people in need.

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Vincent Wincelowicz, Jr.

Loving Hero

My brother, Vincent, passed away in 2019–it was extremely sudden. He was only 41 years old and was my only brother. He was a healthy and active guy and suffered an unexplained heart attack. He was full of life and lived life to the fullest! I pray the recipients continue to live their life to the fullest too.#LivelikeVinny

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Vincent “Vinny” Wincelowicz

Donor Hero

You made everyday count, laughing and sharing with everyone, and passing that on to others while you were with us and after.

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Alan Winford

Donor Hero

In my opinion, Alan was a strong and courageous man he was a really strong to donate his organs for someone else

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Allen Winford

Humble Hero

My husband Allen was a kind, considerate and humble man. He loved his family very much. He always spoke of wanting to be an organ donor so that he could help others. He was the love of my life and I miss him more and more with each passing day.

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Sarah Elizabeth Wintz

Loving Hero

Sarah Elizabeth Wintz was a hero at the age of 17 years and 9 months, a senior in high school, when she was killed by an adult speeding red light runner. Sarah loved life, her family, animals, and children; she planned on being a teacher of developmentally delayed preschoolers. Always loved and missed; forever in our hearts.

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Terri Wireman

Beautiful Hero

Terri, my beautiful Momma was nothing short of an amazing person. She was my best friend, and sadly a die hard Miami Dolphins fan. (poor lady, I know) Being an amazing mom was just one of the great things about her. She was an even better Mamaw to her grandbabies. My kids were always so excited to spend the day with her. We love and miss you always

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Christopher John Wise

Loving Son

In loving memory of our beautiful son, he would give anything to help anyone.

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Brett Wisner

Wonderful Hero

Brett was a wonderful son, brother, and Uncle. Always ready and willing to help family and friends whether it was to fix a nephew’s bike or help his sister at her home. We all miss and love you so much Brett. We think of you every day.

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Cory Witt

Donor Hero

Cory would had turned 45 on June 3 2019 but in May, Cory stood up to get out of bed and collapsed. He had a massive stroke. he had managed to make it thru a quadrupedal bypass 2 years prior and also had battled congestive heart failure. I got to hear him snoring for the last time.

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John J. Witzig

Loving Hero

His gifts as an organ and tissue donor were only the last of the many gifts he gave his family during his altogether-too-short life. He will always be the love of my life and I miss him every second of every minute of every day.

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John J. Witzig

Loving Husband

His gifts as an organ and tissue donor were only the last of the many gifts he gave his family during his altogether-too-short life. He will always be the love of my life and I miss him every second of every minute of every day.

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Kyle Wolinski

Loving Hero

Kyle was married to Shelly for 34 years. He was a hard working family man. He was a father of 2 children and grandfather of 2 with 2 more on the way. He was a businessman and ornery as ever. He loved Mopars and cooking. He became an organ donor in 2019.

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Ronnie Wolfenden

Amazing Man

Ronnie was an amazing man. ALWAYS helping someone that needed it. He had the biggest heart and was always there for anyone. He was a true hero to many people. A hero that was taken from us all way too soon.

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Ronald Wolfenden

Donor Hero

My dad was the true definition of a hero. He lit up every room he entered and had a smile you couldn’t easily forget. He touched every person he met in a positive way and would do absolutely anything in his power to help someone in need. I miss him every day. Thanks for being a hero to so many people, dad! I love you always and forever.

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Ronnie Wolfenden

Loving Husband

My husband was the most amazing man I’ve ever known, he was a wonderful father & husband. He had such a humongous heart, the kindest spirit & was the most gentle, genuine, compassionate man ever! He was & always will be the love of my life! ? I miss him tremendously every second of every day.

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Kevin Hauoli “Happy” Wong

Donor Hero

Kevin has gone by the name “Happy” for a long time. Hauoli, his middle name, in Hawaiian means happy. Happy was his default personality! We believe his organ donation brings more days and years of happiness to the lucky recipient.

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Jeffrey Wood

Donor Hero

I am so thankful we were able to donate when he passed away because he’d give the shirt off of his back for anyone. Cancer took him too fast and too soon from all of us and the pain of the loss never goes away. It’s been a little over 2 years and I am so thankful to hold on to Donate Life NW as he was able to give the gift of vision to two people.

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Danielle Woodruff

Loving Hero

We called her Sissy. She was so loving and caring. She loved nature and animals and had such a huge heart. Always doing for others, she put other one’s needs before her own. It is a true testament to her character that she made the decision to continue to help others even after her passing. We love her and miss her dearly.

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Leo Asad Woodruff

Donor Hero

My son was 17 years young when he was murdered, and I’m just so thankful to the EMT’s because they continued CPR so that he could be placed on Organ Support. Once brain death was confirmed I then made the decision to donate life, and 3 families are able to enjoy their new life because of my son. Thank you.

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Larry Woodward

Donor Hero

There are no words to explain the pain in losing you. Knowing that you were able to give somebody the gift of vision helped bring us all so much peace. Thank you for being a perfect Dad and continuing to set an example for your kids and grandkids even after our time with you. So loved and so very very missed.

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Miranda Nicole Woody

Loving Hero

Miranda loved everyone, she was so giving. She had the biggest most beautiful smile, gave the biggest best hugs. Her last gift was being an organ donor. She would be proud to have helped others even after death.

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Ryan Woolley

Donor Hero

When we found out that our Ryan wasn’t going to make it. We knew he had checked the donor box on his driver licence. We honored that and he was able to donate 6 organs to 6 recipients that were ever so grateful for and they were given a second chance at life. Even though we miss our Ryan terribly, we no that he is living on through others.?

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Charles Anthony Wooten

Donor Hero

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Charles R Wratherspoon

Loving Hero

Chuck was a loving, caring young man he was the spirit of our family no combination of words can describe the loss of him, he is sorely missed help ous celebrate our hero ?

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Sharon Wuestenberg

Loving Hero

She was a loving mother and grandmother

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Elena Yakumithis

Donor Hero

My sister’s granddaughter, Elena Yakumithis, was tragically killed in 2010. She was just six years old when tragedy struck. Her mom and dad made the most difficult and loving decision to share her organs giving life to a few recipients. Elena lives on. Every year, over 90 friends and family participate in the Hero Hustle 5k in remembrance.

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Kevin Yates

Donor Hero

Kevin was 25 and had an amazing smile! He was kind and caring, loved to have fun, and a huge Batman fan. He saved 4 lives! I couldn’t be more proud that Kevin chose to be a SuperHero! I have the privilege of having a relationship with his heart recipient, Melvin! It gives me so much joy to know Kevin is still living on through his recipients.

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Bethany Yedinak

Donor Hero

After a traffic accident, she was declared brain dead. Donated many organs, skin, eyes, and bones.

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Troy Bruce Yoakum

Donor Hero

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James Lloyd Yonce III

Donor Hero

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Brian Young

Donor Hero

I knew my husband’s wishes and he had also registered with his driver’s license. There was never a hesitation. It is what he wanted.

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Kathryn Young

Donor Hero

My daughter passed away in 2016 due to a tragic accident. She was 29 years old. She would’ve graduated from college in May 2016 and was awarded her degree posthumously. She also Worked a full time job. She was active in Cross Fit and was a huge supporter of our veterans and those currently serving our country.

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Mya Jae Young

Donor Hero

Mya was my 7 month old daughter that past away from a respiratory virus in 2016. She is still fighting for three other children. Her heart went to a 3 month old and that family invited us to watch their child grow up. Mya might be their hero too but she will always be ours!

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Alberto Zamacona

Amazing Hero

My dad was such an amazing husband/father/grandfather! He would help anyone that needed help. A week before Christmas. His life was taken away by a drunk driver and declared brain dead 2 days later. My family and I miss him very much. But we all know he’s in a better place. We love you and until we meet again!

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Angelo Zanaglio

Donor Hero

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Colette Zanaglio-Mathews

Donor Hero

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Donald Zigrang

Wonderful Hero

My wonderful husband of 37 years passed suddenly in 2014 in his sleep. He was able to give life to 6 people with eyes and tissues, giving life is a most wonderful gift. I miss him so.

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Jonathan “JonJon” David Zimmerman

Heart of Gold

Jon Jon was a 21 year old momma’s boy. He had the most giving spirit, gentle soul and the heart of gold. He loved making others smile and always had time to help others. I am so proud of the man he became and he will always be on my mind and in my heart as long as I am alive.