Jim McFarlin

2020-07-29T09:36:34-05:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Organ Transplant Recipient|Tags: , |

Jim, a journalist and writer, received a second chance at life when he received a new kidney nearly 10 years ago. Writer, Wedding Officiant Loves to Talk About His Transplanted Kidney “Black Lives Matter, So Let’s Get Serious About Organ Donation” Jim McFarlin likes to say he has two birthdays: June 15, the day [...]

Ibrahim Haleem

2020-07-27T23:04:05-05:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Organ Transplant Recipient|Tags: |

Ibrahim traveled to Malaga, Spain in 2017 where he competed in the World Transplant Games.   Four-time liver recipient says his faith supports organ and tissue donation “And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely”    Before his sixth birthday, Ibrahim Haleem had four liver transplant surgeries. Although [...]

Xavier Bahena

2020-07-27T23:09:32-05:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Organ Donor|Tags: |

Although he was only two years old when he passed away, Xavier was extremely independent and helpful, always eager to assist loved ones. Two-Year-Old Organ Donor Xavier Bahena Saves Three Lives “Knowing Other People are Alive Because He Helped Them Makes Losing Him More Bearable” On the afternoon of July 22, 2016, Alberto Bahena [...]

Luis Ortiz

2020-07-27T23:08:14-05:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Organ Transplant Recipient|Tags: , |

Luis Ortiz faced his heart disease with courage and tenacity, inspiring his family to remain strong, united, and hopeful despite its challenges and limitations. Limited Teen’s Life Limitless After Heart Transplant Luis Ortiz spent the first two weeks of his life connected to a heart monitor in a hospital to ensure that his heart [...]

Marquita Britton

2020-07-27T23:03:16-05:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Organ Transplant Recipient|Tags: |

Photographed here at one of the many Gift of Hope events Marquita has attended. Woman with Kidney Failure Spreads Word on the Importance of Organ and Tissue Donation “It Really Does Work!”    Marquita Britton knows what she wants to do when she finally receives the kidney she desperately needs – get her degree [...]

Gordon Harris

2020-02-17T14:08:59-06:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Organ Transplant Recipient|Tags: , , , |

During their first meeting, Michael (left) heard the heart of his 17-year-old daughter Payton beating inside Gordon’s chest. Honoring The Gifts Gordon Harris Cherishes Second Chance At Life After Heart Transplant Before receiving a heart transplant in fall 2017, Gordon Harris wasn’t sure he’d live to see his grandkids grow up. “Every day I’d [...]

Alkesh Modi

2020-02-17T14:11:01-06:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: Organ Donor|Tags: , , , , |

Mamta and Alkesh Modi spent quality time together while on a family trip with their two kids. Family’s Faith Creates Lifesaving Legacy For Loved One When a family suffers the loss of a loved one, they often turn to their faith for comfort and guidance. Faith sometimes also plays an important role in a [...]

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