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Sue and Tony Miller have a remarkable love story.
In 2003, Sue was in need of a kidney to save her life. Antonio stepped up to donate one to her. He was a PERFECT match for Sue! Then, they fell in love and married. Now, this powerhouse team uses their devotion to each other on their anniversary each year to spread the word about registering as an organ, eye & tissue donor. Be inspired by their love!
Register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, and share your decision with your loved ones! www.donatelifela.org #DonateLife #DonateLifeLA @pitchcomm_donate
Happy Donation Day to this couple! Today, Sue celebrates 14 YEARS with her husband's kidney! Tony and Sue are an absolute inspiration to us. We give thanks to Tony and all Donors! Recipients, when do you celebrate your transplant-versary? @pitchcomm_donate
Jarrius Robertson, whose waiting for a liver transplant, poses with LSU athletes and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Jeffrey Marx, after the reveal of the awesome football trading cards to highlight the need for more registered organ, eye & tissue donors! #DonateLife #teamwork #ittakeslivestosavelives #podcast @jarriusrobertson
14 year old Jarrius "Little JJ" Robertson – in need of a life-saving liver transplant – has already taken the world of sports by storm as he keeps attending big events and encouraging people to become organ donors. And now he is getting a new tool to help spread his message: his own football cards designed to promote organ donation.
The first of 2 card designs, featuring Jarrius in the purple and gold of the LSU Tigers, will be released on Tuesday, March 21, during a reception at the Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar on Burbank Drive in Baton Rouge.
The event will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m on 3/21. It will be hosted by Baton Rouge author Jeffrey Marx, a longtime organ donation advocate who produced the cards in collaboration with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA). LSU student go-getters, Pitch Communications, will also be there to sign up organ, eye & tissue donors.
Jarrius will receive the ceremonial card #1 at the event, with former LSU football stars Corey Webster (two-time Super Bowl champion) and Marcus Randall (now head coach of state champion Southern Lab) joining Marx to make the presentation.
The event is free and open to the public.
The football cards will also be free. Starting on March 21, the LSU Jarrius cards will be available at three Walk-On’s locations – the two in Baton Rouge and the one in Denham Springs – while supplies last.
The second card – featuring Jarrius in the black and gold of the New Orleans Saints – will be released in April.
Both cards carry the signature message Jarrius uses everywhere he goes: “It takes lives to save lives.” They also encourage Louisiana residents to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors at www.donatelifela.org
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Show Notes: On episode 52 of The Gifted Life Podcast, we are talking about eye donation for National Eye Donor Month. We launch this episode with Jason Woody, CEO of Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research (LEITR) and Chair for Donate Life America. Hear how LEITR is not only restoring sight through eye donation, but also conducting research to battle eye diseases. Ever wonder what a patient needing a cornea transplant goes through? LEITR’s Medical Director Dr. Lewis Groden educates about a recipient’s journey before, during and after cornea donation. Followed by donor mother, Dawn Futch, who tells our hosts how her family honored a decision that her son made to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, and the importance their family puts on continuing to give back to others. Plus, Dawn tells us more about her son, Michael-Gene Futch, and how he finally got his wish to see Africa. Guest and recipient, Samantha Shoemaker, takes our call to help answer a listener’s question about cornea donation with her first hand knowledge, right here on episode 52 of The Gifted Life Podcast. #podcast #DonateLife #eyedonormonth @lionseyeinst