We have worked with thousands of donor families. So many of them have selflessly shared their stories with us—and we’ve seen firsthand that donation can bring great comfort during a time of terrible grief. By continuing to share these stories, we hope to save more lives through organ and tissue donation across Alaska, Montana, North Idaho, and Washington.


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We are always eager to share more stories of lives touched by donation. Please click on a link below to submit your story to LifeCenter Northwest.

We use these stories to help promote organ and tissue donation for educational purposes. We will always be respectful of you and your family and will only share what you are comfortable with. Thank you for helping us spread the life-saving message of donation.

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Chris Kowalski

In October of 1999, Chris Kowalski caught the common flu. Although the symptoms from this everyday ailment are typically short lived, Chris acquired a virus that gave him congestive heart … Read More

Jennifer Rohe

For Jennifer Rohe, the past year has been one for the books. Since last January, she has adjusted to becoming a family of four, endured personal health issues, and experienced … Read More

Carmel

Prior to contracting a rare lung disease, Carmel was a strong, healthy, and active young woman. In December 2013, and without warning, everything changed for Carmel. After experiencing concurrent cases … Read More

Jade Nicole Williams

Jade was one of those people that you could go to if you ever had any problems. Someone whose presence would lighten up the room. Jade would sing to you, … Read More

Cindy Kehl

For Cindy Kehl, hospital visits became an all too frequent occurrence in her life. In 1991 her sister was diagnosed with dilated familial cardiomyopathy, a genetic form of heart disease. … Read More

Sarah Perez

For Sarah Perez, being active and spending quality time with her family are two of the most important aspects of her life. She has always enjoyed playing sports, camping, fishing, … Read More

Josh Heser

You could always find Joshua Heser enjoying life to the fullest in the great outdoors of Montana or on a ranch. Born and raised in the country, Josh was an … Read More

Miranda Burland

When Miranda Burland was 13 years old, she developed Type I Diabetes, a chronic condition in which the body lacks insulin production. Heading into her adolescence, she expected adversity managing … Read More

Shanae Bezusko

Parker Lewis maintained a well-rounded life by taking care of his daughter and engaging in religious activities throughout his community. Lewis was proud to serve for the United States Air … Read More

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson always had a yearning for adventure. He traveled the world widely, and always challenged himself with new experiences. Whether it was diving great reefs or building new structures … Read More

Erik Gelhar

Erik Gelhar had always lived a very active life. He spent nearly all his free time in the great outdoors and had a successful career working as an engineer on oil … Read More

Steve & Patty Craig

Raymond Craig had a traumatic start to life. At just 8 months old, he suffered shaken baby syndrome and was treated with seizure medication. At 3 years old, Raymond was … Read More

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