I was diagnosed at 3 years old and was told that my life expectancy would be 15· years. I am now 45 years old and 23 years post double lung transplant and just made 10 years post kidney transplant.Read More
The gift of organ and tissue donation truly saves and enhances lives. It doesn't just happen on TV or in national news. It happens right here in our communities throughout our state. We encourage you to meet some of Louisiana's recipients - those who’s lives have been forever changed because their hero said YES to organ and tissue donation.
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I cannot say thank you enough to Bobby Champagne's parents. The fact that he was not even a donor and the parents made the ultimate decision to give life to the next persons. I am absolutely honored to have his kidney and I take full pride and joy in taking good care of this miracle. It has now been 11 years and I am still doing well.Read More
To the gentleman who gave his life so that I could live mine--I will always be eternally grateful. He thought enough to donate his organs so that many would be able to sustain a healthy and loving life with their families.Read More
One of the things I enjoy is seeing people's faces when I tell them I had recent had a liver transplant. Their eyes get big and jaws drop. They are amazed that I'm walking around and feeling great.Read More
I signed up to be an organ donor when I first got my license, not realizing that I would one day be the one in need of a transplant; because of my diabetes, I could not donate blood or join the military. When I learned some of my organs could possibly help another, I felt like I could finally do something to help another life if needed.Read More
Jack took his first trip back to Nepal post transplant, and this time, he took the Donate Life flag, using it to spread donor awareness and share his story of hope with not only our state, but the world!Read More
Organ donation offers life to more than just the organ recipients. My family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, church family, and many more have been touched by the gift of life through my new heart. We are grateful that my donor, my hero, said yes to the gift of life.Read More
As I ponder my childhood dream of a fairy tale life, while my life has not played out the way I had imagined in the days of my youth, it has been an incredible journey that has led me to a much deeper appreciation for the gift of life, a gift for which I am eternally grateful.Read More
In their darkest hour, her family reached deep down and decided to celebrate life. There are no words worthy enough to that says thank you. What a wonderful gift to me. I will always be forever grateful.Read More