Connections Community Newsletter provides the Gift of Hope public and professional communities with news and information about Gift of Hope, organ and tissue donation and the importance of being a registered organ and tissue donor.
Welcome to the 2019 Lifesaving Partners Awards Ceremony Dear Honorees and Special Guests The core belief that donation benefits every family is one of the guiding tenets that drives Gift of Hope’s mission and vision. The gift of organ and tissue donation can offer hope and solace [...]
Mike, a die-hard Cubs fan, got to throw the first pitch in 2015 for the annual Crosstown Classic showdown between the Cubs and Chicago White Sox. Donor Mike Cecchi’s Kindness, Generosity Touched Many Lives On July 10, 2015, Michael Cecchi, a hardcore Chicago Cubs fan, fulfilled one of his dreams when he walked onto [...]
Welcome to the New Connections To better serve our donor families and donation partners, we have transformed our printed Connections newsletter to deliver it to you — our loyal readers — electronically. Over the past few months, we have worked hard to enhance the way we provide you with news and [...]
Averey Anderson was only two years old when her Uncle Brent Hubley suffered life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle accident in 2010. But speaking with her you would think she knew him her entire life. Although she was too young at the time of his death to understand the significance and importance of her uncle becoming an [...]
If Derrick Page could’ve given his heart to his grandfather, Larry, he would have. That’s just the kind of person he was. In fact, the 23-year old Aurora University student was planning on registering as an organ and tissue donor, but fate stepped in, and he lost his life before he could sign up. Derrick died [...]
During their first meeting, Michael (left) heard the heart of his 17-year-old daughter Payton beating inside Gordon’s chest. Before receiving a heart transplant in fall 2017, Gordon Harris wasn’t sure he’d live to see his grand kids grow up. “Every day I’d look in the mirror, and all I could see was death [...]