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

James Brady – Waiting on a Liver Transplant

In July of 2018, I suffered heat exhaustion while umpiring multiple games in 95 degree heat. After two days, I went to see my doctor. …

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Waiting

Pastor William L. Curry – Waiting on a Kidney Transplant

I am a Vietnam veteran, I am a husband of forty four years, father of two children, grandfather of three granddaughters, one grandson and one …

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Organ Recipients

Emma Allen – Kidney Recipient

Emma was born with no functioning kidneys and in renal failure. She had surgery at just 5 days old to place dialysis catheters and she …

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Organ Recipients

William Ramey – Heart Recipient

It all started in 2014 when I had my first heart attack. Six months later, I had my second heart attack. It has been hard …

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Organ Recipients

Donna Jones Baker – Heart and Kidney Recipient

Once upon a time, for what seems like a long, long time ago, I was a hard-charging, extremely busy, nonprofit executive with dozens of meetings …

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Organ Recipients

Troy Biggs – Kidney Recipient

My name is Troy Biggs. I am currently on the kidney transplant wait list. We are actively searching for a living donor. I have been …

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