Stories of Hope

Stories of Hope 

 

Stories of Hope 

Behind every donation and every transplant, there’s a story. Click the names below to read inspiring stories of courage and hope from donor families, living donors, transplant recipients, advocates, patients waiting, and tributes to those sadly lost while waiting for the gift of life. 

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Muran Veniszee

Heart & Liver Transplant Recipient

Ronald Trout

Heart Transplant Recipient

Iveth Gonzales

Donor Family Member

Daisy and Carlos Vasquez

Living Kidney Donor and Recipient

Jenny Godnick

Living Kidney Donor

Laurie Williams

Heart Recipient

Karl Halpin

Liver Recipient

Richard Koonce & Steven Robinson

Transplant Recipient & Living Donor

Dr. Leslie P. Osei-Tutu

Living Donor

Tyree Thomas

Organ Donor

Giovanna Oliveira

Organ Donor

Jennifer Bosch

Organ Donor

Steve Herman

Transplant Recipient

Billy Gardner

Transplant Recipient

Renee Reilly

Transplant Recipient

Carlos Martinez

Transplant Recipient

Julian Rosado

Organ Donor

Luis Rios

Living Donor

Kevin Graham

Lung Transplant Recipient

Maggie O'Leary

Organ Donor

Christopher Homeny

Tissue Donor

Jim Pickett

Organ Donor

Juan Caeiro

Organ and Tissue Donor

Gregory Hamil

Organ and Tissue Donor

Michael J. McCabe

Organ and Tissue Donor

Stephen Hasbrouck

Organ Donor

Joseph “Joey” Burlew, Jr.

Organ and Tissue Donor

Jamal “Mally” Gaines

Tissue Donor

Jason Wetmore

Organ and Tissue Donor

Jessica Tae Descafano

Organ and Tissue Donor

Devon Lewis

Organ and Tissue Donor

Allison Ognibene

Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient

Rosemarie Hampp

Living Donor

Shane Myer

Organ and Tissue Donor

Zachary Childs

Organ and Tissue Donor

John “Scott” Stevens

Organ and Tissue Donor

Sham Karnani

Tissue Donor

Robyn Ashmen

Transplant Recipient

Christine Williams

Transplant Recipient

Anthony Cruz, Sr.

Organ and Tissue Donor