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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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

Sam Prince

Transplant Recipient

Tony Moyet

Transplant Recipient

Stephanie Smith

Organ and Tissue Donor

Lilyanne “Lily” James

Organ Donor

Bobby Ring

Living Donor

Jamilynn Reineke and James “Jimmy” Carrigg

Volunteer and Transplant Recipient

Jordan Herron

Tissue Donor

Freddy Diaz Villa

Organ and Tissue Donor

Paula Rubenacker

Organ and Tissue Donor

Lisa Vecchione

Transplant Recipient

Helen Hunter

Transplant Recipient

Craig Clark

Transplant Recipient

Suzy Fischer

Transplant Recipient

Chriseline Beaubrun

Transplant Recipient

Ed Tomney

Transplant Recipient

Christopher Bryant

Transplant Recipient

Lea O’Shea

Transplant Recipient

Anika Bhatnagar

Volunteer

Susan Gulics

Donor Family

Bob Scozzafava

Transplant Recipient

Jill Szalony

Transplant Recipient

Leena and Daljeet Sandhu

Transplant Recipient and Living Donor

Christopher and Frank Piccininni

Transplant Recipient and Advocate

Ron Walsh

Transplant Recipient

Bernard China

Transplant Recipient