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.
Meet some of the men and women behind the giving and receiving ends of Gift of Life. KYW Newsradio host Cherri Gregg sat down to interview Joe Pratt and Markita Lewis, a double lung transplant recipient and donor mom. To hear Cherri’s interview and learn Joe and Markita’s stories, click here.
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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 […]
Kevin Brighter ’19 and Jake Hafer ’19 Advocate for More Organ Donors Philadelphia, PA – Hundreds of students will come together this spring to celebrate the completion of their college careers at La Salle University’s undergraduate graduation ceremony. Two of them wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go to college, let alone walk across the stage […]
After being diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, Carrie received the gift of donated tendon grafts in her shoulders that allowed her to live a normal life.
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.
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.
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 […]