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West Chester man receives Gift of Life Donor Award

Share:WEST CHESTER—Timmy Nelson of West Chester received Gift of Life Donor Program’s Soapbox Award at its Annual Volunteer Ambassador Recognition Ceremony, held June 8, at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia. Nelson was recognized for his outstanding dedication to educating the public about organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The ceremony celebrated the contributions […]

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Cynthia London, Celebrating 22 Years of Service

Share:Gift of Life is celebrating the contributions of volunteer ambassador, board member, and donor mom Cynthia London. Cynthia became connected with Gift of Life 22 years ago when her son Sipho became an organ donor.  In Sipho’s heroic last act, he saved six lives. For 22 years, inspired by Sipho’s dream of becoming a teacher, Cynthia […]

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Twin sisters receive double-lung transplants 1 year apart

Share: PHILADELPHIA – Sofia and Stefany Atencio have been teammates since day one. They’re identical twins and like most 12-year-olds, they like laughing, puppies, and playing games. These two also share something else. They had double-lung transplants just about a year apart. Stefany had hers three weeks ago and is already feeling better. “Already climbing up […]

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