Donor family celebrates loved one at 2023 Rose Parade
The 2022-23 honoree was Kaylea Curry, a quirky 10-year-old from Fairbanks, Alaska. Her parents, Christy and Joe Curry, made the 3,000-mile trip to sunny California to help decorate the Donate … Read More
Fairbanks 10-Year-Old Who Donated Lifesaving Organs to be Honored at 134th Rose Parade
Kaylea Curry will be honored during the 2023 Rose Parade that takes place in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 2, 2023.
Dynamic Duo: Jennipher Lorber remembers her mother, Debra K. Smith (an organ donor)
Debra Smith and her only child, Jennipher Lorber, were the dynamic duo. “It was us against the world,” says Jennipher. Debra was the fun mom. The life of the party. … Read More
Gov. Gianforte Honors Young Organ Donor During National Donate Life Month
When Charles Birtwistle, an aspiring doctor, tragically lost his life at the age of 32, his family knew his wishes. Charles had been a registered organ donor from the time … Read More
Pediatric Organ Donor Honored During Donate Life Month
When 6-year-old Hazel Paddock died last year, her grieving parents made the decision to donate her organs and corneas, saving four lives and restoring sight to two others. Hazel is … Read More
“Road To The Rose Parade” Event Highlights + 2022 Rose Parade Information
In just a few days, LifeCenter Northwest’s 2022 Rose Parade honoree, Alex Encila, will have his floragraph (floral portrait) featured on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float in the 2022 … Read More
Donor Alex Encila to be Honored at 2022 Donate Life Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
Alex Encila will be honored during the 2022 Rose Parade that takes place in Pasadena, Calif. on New Year’s Day.
The Support Spot: Children and Grief
Support a grieving child Our Donor Family Aftercare team often receives questions from family members about supporting children and teenagers following the death of a loved one. It can be … Read More
Man received living kidney donation from partner of four months. They later married.
The couple shares their story to address the number one problem in transplantation: the gap between the demand for organ transplants and the supply of donated organs — especially in … Read More
The Support Spot: Anniversaries
Special ways to honor our loved ones When we think of anniversaries, we normally think of events such as weddings, career changes and graduations. These annual occurrences tend to spark … Read More
Emmett Dobbs becomes tissue donor at the age of 81; gifts skin to treat burn victims: ‘Dad can live on in some way, in others’
“Funny first.” That’s how Seatac man, Emmett Dobbs, 81, is described by his adult children, Dana and Derek Dobbs. “You could never catch him at a loss for words,” Derek … Read More
Donor mom advocates for organ donation in honor of her daughter’s gift of life: ‘I didn’t know about the gift donors give their families’
“Donor mom … it’s who I am now,” explains Diana Davis. Her eldest daughter, Danielle Davis Eger, passed away at the age of 30 from a brain aneurysm in 2019. … Read More