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Zion’s Story: Son, Singer, Student & Hero

Zion Desmarais made beautiful music singing bass in his high school chorale and all-state chorus. He was an honor student, manager of his school’s baseball team and part of an award-winning team of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. A friend described him as “kind, loving, selfless, humble and strong.” Zion became a hero when he saved […]

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Thankful for the Gift of Sight

The gift of sight has given Cameron Whittle the freedom and independence to get his driver’s license, start college and even win a gold medal in a national athletic competition. Cam’s story reveals the transformative power of a cornea transplant.      Cam began experiencing visual difficulties including photosensitivity, eye irritation and swelling when he was […]

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Michael’s Legacy: Donation Milestone Led to 44,000 Lives Saved

Gift of Life’s first organ donation after circulatory death (DCD) took place 25 years ago thanks to a young hero and his compassionate family. Michael McVey’s legacy went on to transform donation across the United States through his mother’s passionate advocacy and Gift of Life’s leadership. DCD had been practically abandoned by the 1990s as […]

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