Stories of Hope

Pediatric Donation

Elias, pediatric liver recipient

Elias was born with Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, an inherited disorder that increases the risk of liver disease, and because of his condition, Elias was frequently hospitalized and often too tired to play with his peers.

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Autumn, pediatric liver recipient

In July 2020, at Autumn’s two-month appointment, her doctor noticed her skin was yellow and ordered some further tests to be done. Several months later, the doctors determined Autumn was in end-stage liver failure, and she was added to the national transplant waiting list.

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Tissue Recipient - Makenzie (Rose Parade)

Makenzie, tissue recipient

An ACL tear from a sports injury during her freshman year of high school left Makenzie in constant pain, and severely impacted her life both on and off the playing field. Donated tissue made it possible for her to stay dedicated to her active, healthy lifestyle and to achieve her dream of becoming captain of her field hockey team.

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Zahra, heart recipient

A vibrant and active high school student, Zahra’s world was turned upside down when her health suddenly began failing, leaving her hospitalized and in dire need of a new heart.

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