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Feature Story

The Butterfly Effect of 8-Year-Old Organ & Tissue donor Maddox LoPriore

Maddox LoPriore  / Organ & Tissue Donor

“He wasn’t planned. He was a gift, an angel, in the true sense of the word,” read Ralph LoPriore, the father of 8-year-old organ and tissue donor Maddox LoPriore. “We know that even more now that he has been taken from us. His time on this earth was magical.”

Maddox’s parents were devastated by their loss. But when the time came to speak with a Gift of Hope representative and consider organ and tissue donation on behalf of Maddox, they said, ‘yes.’

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