Becoming an organ donor was so fitting with his character, as he was generous to others his whole life.Read More
The gift of organ and tissue donation is an act of quiet heroism. The memories of our Heroes are treasured. This Hero Stories Blog is for cherished memories submitted by the families of these Heroes.
A place to honor and to remember individuals that have saved and enhanced lives.
The stories that follow tell of loss, grief, and pain, as well as rebirth, renewed purpose, and continued missions. These stories, in particular, are close to home, as they involve some of our own employees.
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Melissa greatly impacted everyone in her life. She taught us all of love, acceptance, patience and understanding. I know that my sweet Lissa is looking over all of us, laughing and dancing in heaven.Read More
Underneath a tough exterior was the kindest and most giving man I have ever known. I find myself becoming overwhelmed each day as I remember something special he did for his family and community.Read More
The last day I spent with my brother he drove me up to Napa to drop me off at a new art school...
With Ben there were no plans and thus no mistakes. Things always seemed to work out for him, consistently, seamlessly and almost without exception, humorously. Until suddenly, just once, they didn’t.Read More
"We had the privilege of meeting his heart recipient, Raymond and his wife Deborah for the first time on Valentine’s Day in 2008. We met their 8 children and grandchildren, now totaling 22, at the LOPA picnic. It was at that time that we realized the enormity of Matt’s gift in just this one family."Read More