Celebrating Joy this Holiday Season
Celebrating hope. Celebrating love. Celebrating life. Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season!
Young athletes from Gift of Life Donor Program’s Team Philadelphia celebrate success at the 2018 Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City, Utah. The largest of all traveling teams, Team Philadelphia took home 150 medals. The Transplant Games celebrate the life-saving power of organ donation and transplantation.
Front (L-R): Alison, kidney transplant recipient; Anastasia, liver transplant recipient; Onyi, liver transplant recipient; Layla, heart transplant recipient; and Tariq, liver transplant recipient. Rear (L-R): Jayda, liver transplant recipient; Liana, liver transplant recipient; Jason, kidney transplant recipient; Jessica, kidney transplant recipient; Taylor, liver transplant recipient; and Jacqueline, liver transplant recipient. All transplanted at Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children.
Taylor (12), Layla (11) and Tariq (8) had the experience of a lifetime attending the 76ers game on Friday, Nov. 30. These young athletes met the broadcast team from NBS Sports Philadelphia, were introduced at center court and enjoyed watching the game in a private suite for the evening.
Team Philadelphia Takes Over Salt Lake City!
Help us Make Room For More!
Gift of Life Family House is a “home away from home” for transplant patients and their families. It provides temporary living and support services to people who travel to Philadelphia to receive transplant care.
Many nights, Gift of Life Family House has been completely full, and by the end of the year we project we will have had to send away families at least 500 times.
We are looking to raise $200,000 this holiday season to convert already existing space the Family House into two new guest rooms and additional community space, allowing us to welcome many more families home to a place of comfort and hope.