Stories of Hope

Inspirational stories open up pathways for connection, hope, love and second chances. These stories feature individuals in our community who have been impacted by donation and transplantation, and who have been highlighted in our annual LifeCenter Calendar, bring to life the ways in which people support each other, especially through challenging times and turn their stories into hope.
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  • Donor Families
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  • Organ Recipients
  • Tissue and Cornea Recipients
  • Waiting
Organ Recipients

How an organ transplant changed my life

John Faherty , jfaherty@enquirer.com The decision to try to get a transplant started with the complicated math sick people do when they dare. These are …

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Organ Recipients

The gift of life: Organ donor and recipient become family

by Liz Bonis, WKRC, Wednesday, December 14th 2016 CINCINNATI (WKRC) – In the season of giving, two people who know what it means to give …

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Donor Families

9-year-old girl shot and killed was organ donor

Chris Graves , cgraves@enquirer.com Published 5:50 p.m. ET Jan. 26, 2017 | Updated 7:58 a.m. ET Jan. 27, 2017 Of all the details and decisions Amber …

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Donor Families

Mom, heroin addict – and organ donor

Anne Saker , asaker@enquirer.comPublished 10:28 a.m. ET Sept. 23, 2016 | Updated 11:45 a.m. ET Sept. 23, 2016 Late on Aug. 23, the city of …

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Asia's life was saved because someone decided to share the love and become a donor.
Donor Families

Share the Love, Become an Organ Donor

For most of us, Valentine’s Day calls to mind images of candy hearts, fancy chocolates and flowers galore, but this ubiquitous holiday is important for …

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Donor Families

Dr. Anant Bhati, Organ Donor

As an obstetrician/gynecologist in Cincinnati for over 40 years, our dad devoted his entire life to shepherding new life into this world. He was beloved …

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