Share:The Boy Scouts have a familiar motto. But it’s their mission statement that Scoutmaster Tom Stalsitz likes to focus on. “It has nothing to do with becoming an Eagle Scout, or starting fires,” he says and then adds firmly, “It’s ethical values.” That’s the Scout’s mission – and now Tom’s mission for more than 30 […]
Share:Gabrielle Penna had a goal. She wanted to raise awareness for the Gift of Life program while at the same time bringing together an entire community of local high school students and their families. Gabrielle was deeply motivated to make the idea a reality. Her brother Anthony became an organ donor after he tragically passed […]
Share: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 […]
Share:If celebrating the holiday the way your mother always did is too painful since she passed away, establish a new tradition, suggests Lara Moretti, manager of family support services at Gift of Life Donor Program in Philadelphia. She says holidays are always stressful and with health issues in the mix, communication is essential. “I think […]
Donor Mom, Melanie Penna, shares the story of her son Anthony, who in his passing gave the gift of life to others. His legacy lives on in the hearts of those who loved him and now even those who never knew him.
Share:For many students, the start of a new school year is an exciting time. For teachers, it’s an opportunity to approach teaching with a new enthusiasm after a summer away from work and students. Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (LCTI) nurse, Liz Kennedy, believes that the beginning of the school year signifies a time to […]
Share:Pine Hills, NJ resident, Lisa McIntosh-Harris, didn’t have an easy childhood. She was in foster care as a child and rotated between the homes of her aunts and uncles, until she moved in with her father and his girlfriend at age 12. To make the situation worse, she kept getting sick. Doctors never fully determined […]
Share:Will Calhoun was a man in motion. A physically active job, a busy parent, an active coach, and member of his church didn’t leave him much time for sitting. As a carpenter, he was used to lifting heavy objects every day, and didn’t give it much thought. But this time, something felt different. Immediately, he […]