"I was, and still am overwhelmed with gratitude to the donor who made the choice to give life to others, and to their family who went through this painful event in their lives. Gratitude seems too simple and mundane a word for how I feel. Not only did my donor save my life, but they directly impacted the lives of everyone around me."
"The magnitude of her personal decision was beyond anything I could have comprehended. Amanda helped 249 people with her gifts, two of which can see the beautiful world we live in because of her cornea donations. So, for anyone who has questions about organ, eye and tissue donation, ask. We are one of many incredible stories of selfless acts, but the impact to recipient families are immeasurable."
"I was fortunate and received the call for my heart transplant on April 21, 2018. I remember that day very well. It was a day of mixed emotions as you know there is only one way for you to receive a new heart. Michael was my donor. Michael and I are now teammates for life. "
"My mom saved and healed the lives of 66 people as an organ, eye and tissue donor when she passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm. As a NASCAR driver, I'm encouraging Iowans of every age to register as a donor."
We miss Todd everyday and wish he was here with us but find comfort in knowing these gifts have helped others . Please consider and agree to tissue/organ donation, the recipients benefit as well as the grieving family left behind.
With her passing, Rachel was able to continue impacting the lives of others through her own tissue donations. Her friends and family have been comforted knowing that she was able to contribute to a cause that was so near and dear to her.
In honor of Rachel, please consider becoming an organ and tissue donor!
My dad was such a loving and big hearted person and him donating his organs after he passed was proof of that. Now two happy families have received my dads healthy kidneys. Now his love and selflessness can be spread to other families which brings joy to mine in this hard time.
He had one year of college done when he was killed at the age of 20 in 2017. His life had been cut short but gave life to two other very special souls that we love like our own! Jake's kidneys have taken these two off of dialysis and back into LIFE! We miss Jake terribly in our hearts and in our home but look forward to seeing him again some day!
Andrea left us suddenly on March 23, 2019 in a single car accident. It was no surprise that she had checked "yes" on her drivers license to be an organ donor. She helped people in life and she helped others after she left us. Andrea's life can be summed up as "Walk in Grace - Live in Love"...
Kayte was just 20 years old when she passed away, the only easy decision in the wake of her death was saying “yes” to donation. Afterall, Kayte was an incredibly giving person. Kayte would give her friends a place to sleep, animals a loving home, she’d even donate her last dime to the animal shelter then turn around and ask her mom for rent money. Kayte had a giving heart, so it’s only fitting that she continues to give to others after her passing...
Lily was a young inspiring artist. She had a calming presence with a willingness to learn.
Lily Schulte, age 20, died August 7th, 2019; surrounded by her loving family and friends. Lily was born June 15th, 1999. She grew up a fierce lover of animals, nature, art, friends, and family. She will be remembered for her natural beauty, sense of humor, and her passion for art and creativity...
Make it a Great Day! Simple words, from a simple man. Scott was 47 when he left this earth. Those left to cherish his memories and unconditional love are his 4 beautiful daughters, Tami, Paige, Macy and Ella, his best friend and fiancé, Tracy and 2 grandsons, Braxton and Jayce, and grand-daughter, Adalynn. And so many family and friends... Scott was incredibly kind and intelligent. He always put others before himself with no real limit to how far he would go to help someone. He touched so many lives with his simple wisdom, passion for helping and genius level IT skills...