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Cynthia London, Celebrating 22 Years of Service

June 18, 2019

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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 has honored Sipho and his legacy by dedicating herself to educating others about the issue of organ donation. 

At Gift of Life, we unite around the theme of “The Power of One” – uniting together towards our common mission.  Cynthia has dedicated more than two decades of her life to advocating for that same life-saving mission.

Cynthia’s strength, dignity, kindness and compassion truly serve as a model to all of us in the organ & tissue donation community. She started to work with Gift of Life through our multicultural outreach initiatives, speaking with churches, schools and at community events promoting organ donation.  She has spoken at almost every hospital in the area and she has volunteered at every major Gift of Life event throughout the years.  She is one of our most prominent and active advocates for organ donation. She has spent much of the past 22 years advising us at Gift of Life.  She has served on the Gift of Life Board of Directors and she currently serves as a member of the Board of Gift of Life Family House.

Cynthia London poses with family and friends holding a blanket with a photo of her son, Sipho Temba, who saved six lives as an organ donor.

In addition to her work with Gift of Life, she is very active in her church – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, where she serves on Church Counsel and the homeless feeding ministry.  She is a devoted mother, proud grandmother and dear friend.

Sipho was 22 years old when he selflessly gave the gifts of life that saved the lives of six people.  This year marks the 22 anniversary of Sipho’s passing and the 22 anniversary of his mother’s life-saving work.

Thank you Cynthia, for all that you do to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.