Jonathan’s Second Chance

By |2018-12-05T20:09:38-05:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients, For the Public|Tags: |

Jonathan Bell has accomplished a lot in the past year. He went to state in track, competed on the football field and graduated from high school. But, none of these accomplishments would be possible without a selfless gift from a grieving donor family. When Jonathan was a child, he was diagnosed with a rare heart disease. [...]

Do It For Tom: Suzie Sturm

By |2019-06-14T15:54:53-05:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients|Tags: , |

If you search for Suzie Sturm using social media, you might find her using the hashtag #DoItForTom. Tom is the name of her donor, the 25-year-old who gifted her a new liver on Sept. 27, 2016, at the UI Health in Chicago. Suzie’s transplant journey started at a holiday party in 2014. Suzie was walking down [...]

Champion: Colette Jordan

By |2018-12-05T20:09:40-05:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients|Tags: , , |

Colette, center In October of 2006, Lisle resident, Colette Jordan, received the news that she had an autoimmune disease and was in dire need of a liver transplant. Miraculously, a match was found for Colette and she received her transplant at Northwestern Memorial Medical Center nine days later. Without the gift from her organ [...]

Dancing Again After a Kidney Transplant: Monica Fox

By |2019-06-14T15:32:15-05:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients|Tags: , , |

Monica Fox (center) The longer Monica Fox of Flossmoor, Ill. spent on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, the more she learned about organ donation. "I learned that people die every day waiting for a transplant," Monica said. "I didn't want to be one of them. I believe God had a plan [...]

Now This Covers Mario Cousins Donation Story

By |2018-04-17T01:30:51-05:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Donor Family & Recipients, For the Public|Tags: , , |

Now This, the media site reporting on the latest video news, investigative reports, interviews and original series, reported the story of Mario Cousins, a 20-year-old young man who was shot and killed last year in Chicago, Ill. His parents said “yes” to donation, a decision that connected Mario and his family with the lives and families [...]

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