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.
  • All
  • Donation Champions
  • Donor Families
  • Living Donors
  • Organ Recipients
  • Tissue and Cornea Recipients
  • Waiting
Organ Recipients

Bethany Clack, Double Lung Recipient

In October 2013, Bethany visited her doctor for her yearly school check-up. With severely high blood pressure, Bethany was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension. Up until …

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Organ Recipients

Shelby Jones LaPine, Mother of Luke LaPine, Organ Donor and Bill Repp, Luke’s Heart Recipient

My son Luke graduated from East Clinton High School in 2014, shortly after he was hired for the Clinton County Highway Department. On a normal …

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Organ Recipients

Mollie Pegram, Double Lung Recipient

It all started with a cough. A little dry hack now and then quickly turned into a major coughing fit with any activity at all. …

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Donor Families

Connie Towles, Cornea Donor

On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, my Connie closed her eyes, took her last breath, and drifted o¬ff to perpetual peacefulness. After 27 months of chemotherapy, …

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Donor Families

Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, Tissue & Cornea Donor

Growing up Chamoda was a kind, loving and considerate young man who’s smile could light up a room. Around the age of 5, he started …

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Organ Recipients

David Waits, Heart Recipient

On December 14, 2014, I su­ffered a massive heart attack at my home. In an e­ ort to save my life, I had a quadruple …

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