Valerie’s Gift

ValerieValerie is deeply missed by her friends and family. She was her families “greatest joy”. Her family lost Valerie in a tragic accident just days before her High School Graduation. Her Father, Johnny, shares her story with us:

“She has encouraged many to think about life and all we have to offer and that even after we have passed we can make miracles happen for many people that may need a transplant.

Now, with each and every one of Valerie’s tissue grafts that is transplanted, Valerie is able to reach one more of her goals.”

Read the entire story on the Wall of Life page.

New on the Wall of Life: Carolyn’s Story

Robert’s love for his wife Carolyn is poignantly evident in the story of her life on our “Wall of Life.” Her tissue donation helped 41 other people. Robert writes:

Carolyn was a daughter, sister, wife, grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law, cousin, friend, athlete, housekeeper, cook, secretary, caregiver and devout Catholic.

She was the oldest of two children born to Gilbert and Mary in the coal country of central Pennsylvania, a coal miner’s daughter who with her family, migrated to Ohio at the age of four. As the coal mines began to slow down, her parents sought more steady work. Factories in the Midwest were expanding as our country entered World War II. 

Read the entire story on the Wall of Life page.

New on the Wall of Life: Lara’s Story

After three years, Martha, Lara’s mom, still misses her baby. She shared with us that Lara had the most beautiful smile, and we agree.

Here’s Lara’s story on the Wall of Life:

Lara Anne died as a result of smoke inhalation and brain damage from an apartment fire while attending college in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was studying to be a veterinary technician. Her love of God was only followed by her love of family and animals. It was her desire to be a donor.

Lara was shy and reserved until she got to know you. After that, she would be your friend for life.

Read the entire story on the Wall of Life page.