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What a way to round out a week... 4 stories captivating the attention of 600 students for 1 full hour! Students at Denham Springs High School learned about becoming HEROES today from this power team!
Brittany talked about her son's HEROES - those who saved his life through donation. Now, Briggs is a typical toddler about to experience the joys of Mardi Gras parades. Mom couldn't be happier - all thanks to HEROES!
Wendy talked about her HEROES - those silent donors who - through Gifts of Life - allowed her to be the Mom she's always wanted to be. Now, her son is set to graduate in May. Then, he's off to college. Wendy gets to experience it all - thanks to HEROES!
Jennifer & her daughter - Casey - talked about their HERO, David 'Dudu' Cologne, Jr. Dudu was a handsome young man with a great heart. So great in fact - that he told his mom if his life was ever cut short he'd want to help others though donation. He did. He's a true HERO!
Mom Jenn then introduced the crowd to Dudu's ❤ recipient, Charles Henderson! Charles said Dudu is his HERO & his family has grown since transplant ... as he & Jenn hugged in front of the awe struck kiddos.
The 600 students will soon be headed to a local OMV where they will be asked about donation. Our hope is that these kiddos were inspired to put a ❤ on their licenses & to join us in MAKING LIFE HAPPEN!
Show Notes: We have reached episode 50 of The Gifted Life Podcast. This is BIG! Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts and her sister, WWLTV’s Sally-Ann Roberts, are here to share their story with us! The sisters made headlines when Sally-Ann donated her bone marrow cells to save Robin’s life. Learn more about how this duo “makes their mess their message” and teaches the world about selfless acts of donation. Learn all about registering as a bone marrow donor as Lori, Joey and Sally are joined by Mary Halet from Be The Match, the national bone marrow registry. Discover the differences between registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor and a bone marrow donor. Mary also dispels some myths about bone marrow donation, she educates us about the process, and chats about services and resources provided to both recipients and donors. We honor two Heroes in our Honoring a Hero segment. Hear about two friends who signed up on the Be The Match registry, and saved the lives of two strangers. Help The Gifted Life Podcast team celebrate episode 50 by sharing with your friends and encouraging them to subscribe so they don’t miss an episode. @robinrobertsgma @wwltv @bethematch #podcast #marrowdonation #donatelife
The Gifted Life Podcast team is so excited to release its 50th episode tomorrow morning! There's a big surprise in store for listeners and it's going to be an episode you don't want to miss!
Search for The Gifted Life Podcast on iTunes or Google Play or your favorite podcast app and subscribe tonight so it'll download automatically. You can always visit LOPA.org/podcast to listen anytime! #podcast #DonateLife
Dad of a HERO & a recipient himself - Brian - is an advocate for donation! We ❤ that Brian is spreading donation awareness at horse shows & beyond! We love his ❤, his passion & his desire to save more lives! #OnePersonCanMakeADifference #MakingLifeHappen #DonateLife #DonateLifeLA
It's National Donor Day! Make a date with the Valentines in your life and talk about your decision to be an organ, eye & tissue donor! #DonateLife #valentines #nationaldonorday