My Head and Heart Were Never Touched By The Flames

By |2019-03-04T12:53:09-05:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, For the Public|Tags: , |

Burn survivor Tony Gonzalez Shares His Harrowing Journey From Trauma to Triumph    In 2000, Tony and his parents, Ernest and Marjorie Gonzalez, celebrated his birthday. That day Tony played nine holes of golf for the first time since his injury, a significant milestone in his healing process. C: What happened to you 22 [...]

“I Never Wanted To Be A Victim. I Wanted To Be A Survivor”

By |2018-12-05T20:09:32-05:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Connections Newsletter, Donor Family & Recipients, For the Public|Tags: , , , |

Life for Jamie Nieto was typical in 2003. He was a 19-year-old sophomore in college, playing college golf, spending time with family and friends, and trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. But all of that changed on Nov. 8, 2003, Jamie’s 20th birthday. He went to the Franklin Park, Ill., [...]

Maddie Finch Became a Tissue Donor and a Beacon of Hope For Others

By |2018-12-05T20:09:35-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Connections Newsletter, Donor Family & Recipients, For the Public|Tags: , |

Maddie Finch Jim Allmon is no stranger to the difficult task of knocking on the doors of families at all hours of the day and night to deliver the worst news of their lives — that a loved one has died. He has been employed at the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office since June 2003. [...]

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