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The Support Spot
September 3, 2021

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

Tessa and Andre are pictured at their wedding reception
August 12, 2021

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
July 29, 2021

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

April 21, 2021

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

April 19, 2021

The life-saving legacy of John Francis Davis brings comfort to his family: ‘We’re so grateful that he was a donor. It has helped us a lot.’

John Francis Davis, known in Blackfeet Nation as ‘The Captain,’ was a high-spirited young man who possessed a special gift: He could connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. … Read More

April 19, 2021

Jakob Ash inspired a movement of kindness from people around the world: ‘Jake loved so many people; he was so kind’

Jakob Ash, a 31-year-old Army veteran and donor, inspired a movement of kindness from people around the world with a viral #justforjake hashtag that was memorialized on social media. When … Read More

December 22, 2020

Gerald “Buggy” Bryant: ‘He was always the helper’

Gerald Bryant, Jr. was a hardworking man who loved his family. As the youngest of four siblings – all sisters – he was outnumbered and overpowered by them while growing … Read More

December 21, 2020

‘Everyone dies, not everyone lives’: Donor Trey Tweddle lived his life to the fullest

“Everyone dies, not everyone lives.” This was Trey’s life motto. From his first breath to his last, he truly made life count. Trey’s sister, Crystal Tweddle, shares her brother’s story … Read More

December 20, 2020

Remembering Kelly Donovan: ‘Strong, persuasive, kind. That’s her legacy.’

Kelly Donovan’s mom, Rita Nonneman, recounts her experience as a donor mom and the love, grief, and pride she shares for her youngest daughter who gave the gift of life … Read More

December 4, 2020

‘He was a magnet for positive people in his life’: Da’mon Higbee gives the ultimate gift

Last year, Da’mon Higbee gave the ultimate gift on Christmas Eve. He donated his heart, lungs, liver and kidneys; giving life to five people – a true miracle. He was … Read More

October 21, 2020

Northwest-native John Wasson leaves a life-saving legacy through his gifts of organ and tissue donations

October 2020 John Wasson Jr., nicknamed “John-John” by his family, was the baby brother to three older siblings and the youngest child of Jean and John Wasson. He had Down … Read More

August 25, 2020

Story of Hope: Two-Time Transplant Recipient Overcomes Adversity

When Tim Dean learned that he needed a kidney transplant, everything seemed like a blur. Although he had lived with type 1 diabetes for 32 years, he rarely experienced any … Read More

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