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Our in person ceremonies conclude with a reception where families and Gift of Life staff can mingle and meet each other. With the virtual Life and Legacy Celebration, we still wanted families to have the opportunity to engage with the Family Support Services team and other donor families. We are offering the opportunity for families […]
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — It takes dozens of people to make a transplant happen. The transplant coordinator is a crucial one, working for both the donor family and the recipients. “You’re meeting people at a moment they didn’t expect, and possibly, most likely, one of the hardest moments of their life,” said Kimberlee Mander, a transplant […]
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — For families faced with suddenly losing a loved one, giving the gift of life not only provides hope to those awaiting transplants, but can also ease the pain of a life that ended much too soon. “Alex was my best friend. He was my soul mate,” said Courtnee Porter of Mayfair. For 13 years, […]
FURLONG, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — For 27 years, Don Polec kept the community laughing at quirky places and people. And for many of those years, Don was dealing with polycystic kidney disease, or PKD. Last year, he got a transplant, thanks to someone’s gift of life. The diagnosis came in Don’s early 40s. “It didn’t really […]
WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Action News is putting the spotlight on organ donation and the importance of registering as an organ donor by introducing you to some of the thousands of people in our area whose lives have been touched by the Gift of Life donor program. A Chester County man is making every moment of […]
Thirty-five-year-old Stacey Rodenas was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age 11. After graduating high school, she became an EMT, wanting to help people in their time of need. When Rodenas became pregnant with her son, her diabetes triggered complications. The high blood pressure combined with her spiking and sinking blood sugar levels wreaked havoc on […]
The Alliance Transformational Leader Award is a lifetime career achievement award dedicated to the individual that is generating bold impact. This award honors a leader in the community of practice who has generated the greatest results through their volunteer efforts at The Alliance. This leader has demonstrated consistent commitment, resulting in effective collaboration, cascading of […]