After tragedy brought them together, Carol and Kareem realized they shared a special bond through their faith and the life-saving legacy of organ donation.
Visions 2019: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month When a loved one passes away – and they had registered to be an organ donor — their family is considered a ‘donor family’. Meet donor mom Dawn Ortiz, whose son Richard checked the box to be a donor when he went for his driver’s permit as a teen. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Most young couples experience unbridled joy when they learn they are about to become parents for the first time. Mark and Ivy Rhymes felt that joy back in June 2002, when, after four years of marriage, they learned they would be the parents of twin girls, Maya and Marley. However, their exuberance was tempered because […]
NORTHERN LIBERTIES (WPVI) — Hundreds of runners in our area are getting ready for one of spring’s first big races – the 24th annual Gift of Life Donor Dash. It’s a very special day for Arlinda Griffin of North Philadelphia and Mary Smith of Warminster, Bucks County, brought together by organ donation. “He lived a lot […]
Onyi Kenine received a life-saving liver transplant as an infant and it has never held her back from living a normal, healthy life. Her donor is always in her mind as she lives the best life she can.
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 the […]
Tyshon Lewis received a life-saving heart transplant in 2016 and is competing with Team Philadelphia for the first time.