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“Camp Jeremy” for organ recipients

Share:BLUE BELL, Pa. (WPVI) — They’ve been through a lot, but some special kids in Montgomery County are full of life and having a blast at summer camp. The Action cam was at “Camp Jeremy” Tuesday in Blue Bell. “The Gift of Life Donor” program brought 27 kids, ages 5 through 16, for a week […]

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A Week At Camp Jeremy for Organ Transplant Recipients

Share: This past week, nearly thirty children attended Camp Jeremy held at Mermaid Country Day Camp, in Blue Bell, Pa. Inspired by Jeremy Clemens, a young heart transplant recipient who worked as a counselor at Mermaid Country Day Camp, Camp Jeremy brings together children who have undergone a life-saving transplant, and their siblings, for a […]

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Grundy Senators Hockey Club honored with Gift of Life Award

Share:BRISTOL BOROUGH >> The Gift of Life Donor Program honored the Grundy Senators Ice Hockey Club of Bristol on June 8 with its Joseph Colfer Donor Awareness Award. The award, presented during the annual Volunteer Ambassador Recognition Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia, recognized the team for its outstanding efforts as youth […]

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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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Bucks Co. Teen Killed In Creek Loved Sports, Outdoors

Share: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 […]

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Teen racer ‘driven’ to save lives after mom’s liver transplant

Share:For nearly a decade, Michele Bruno and her husband Charlie have spent most of their weekends visiting dirt tracks across the country to watch their son Christian race cars. Michele still gets nervous before and during every race. But no matter what kind of challenge her teenager faces on the track, it does not compare […]

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Hospitals Receive Awards

Share:WellSpan Health announced that it and six of its hospitals were named 2018 award recipients through the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. The goal is to increase promotion and awareness of organ, eye, and tissue donations. A single donor can save eight lives and positively impact more than 100 more […]

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