People whose lives have been touched by organ donation got to lend a hand, literally, to help paint a car that will take part in this weekend’s NASCAR events in Dover. Driver Joey Gase will race this weekend in NASCAR’s Xfinity series at Dover’s Monster Mile, and he hopes a very special paint job on […]
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. […]
There are so many different types of camps for children: sports, drama, art, sleep away or day camps. But there are also “grief camps” designed for children who have experienced the death of a close family member. Find resources on local camps below.
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 […]
PENNDEL, PA — They called him “Cowboy Phil.” The Bucks County teenager who died last week after drowning in a rain-swollen Mill Creek is being remembered as a fun and outgoing kid who loved the outdoors, country music and spending time with his family. “Phil will be lovingly remembered for his larger than life, outgoing […]
On Thursday, May 23, Ellen shared a link on social media recruiting Phillies fans to share their stories on why they deserve financial help. Hundreds of fans braced a tornado warning for the Philadelphia area for a chance to be featured on “The Ellen Show,” including Markita Lewis of Southwest Philly. She insisted she wasn’t playing hooky […]
On May 5th, 25 year old athletic trainer Brian Smart took part in the 10 mile Broad Street Run. In a sudden turn of events, Brain collapsed right before mile marker 8. Soon after, Brian was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania due to an enlarged heart. Brian was a registered […]
On Sunday, May 6, 2012, I felt a lump in my throat as I joined the starting line of the Broad Street Run with more than 30,000 strangers. With each stride, I soaked in my surroundings: the drummer happily beating out cool rhythms as runners passed by; the gospel choir along the sidewalk singing joyfully; […]
For some, Father’s Day is a day filled with love and laughter, but for others, it could be a day of grief and pain. Whether mourning the loss of one’s father, or mourning the loss of a child, it a difficult day for many to endure. While any day can have moments of grief, Father’s […]