Stories of Hope


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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Steven DePriest, donor

Steve loved hunting, fishing, and studying history, and, as a volunteer firefighter, he cared deeply about his community. His dedication to serving others was also evident when he registered as an organ, eye and tissue donor.

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Lukas, deceased donor & Nikki, donor mom

Lukas had been only 8 years old when he announced to his family that he wanted to sign up to be an organ donor. And, he did. Not long after he turned 15 ½, Lukas applied for his temporary driver’s license and checked the box to join his state’s organ, eye and tissue donor registry.

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Yazmina, tissue recipient

Born with a common genetic condition called hypodontia, she was missing one of her adult eye teeth. Over time, her jawbone developed a gap where the root of the missing tooth would have been.

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