Stories of Hope


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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