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Stories of Hope

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Nadine's Story
An organ, eye, and tissue donation transplant coordinator, Nadine brings hope to grieving families on their worst days. While it’s not easy to meet with families who’ve just lost a loved one, she also gets to be their rainbow after the storm.
Payton's Story
When I was born on March 28, 2000 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, I was so blue that I was rushed to the NICU. My mother never even got to hold me. We would learn that I had a congenital heart condition called Ebstein’s Anomaly. The disease is rare, occurring in less 1% of all heart disease.
Luke's Story
A true engineer at heart, Luke Grube had always been fascinated with the way things worked. When he was in college, he worked for a company fixing luxury watches. He had a gift for restoring time, and the precious gift of time is what he gave eight others through his choice to become an organ donor.
Renee and Sarah's Story
Renee and Sarah share a very special bond. They both received the gift of life on the same day, at the same hospital, and by the same donor. They are incredibly humbled by the precious gift that they received. Their story is a beautiful and powerful tribute to donation and the healing it brings to those in critical need of lifesaving transplants.
Alex's Story
Alex and his brother, Troy, were not only brothers, but best friends and identical twins. The boys were inseparable and enjoyed the same activities, but especially being outside. Their mother described them as energetic, loving nine-year-olds.
Rhonda's Story
In 1996, Rhonda and Rob stood in front of family and friends and vowed to love each other for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. The newlyweds were optimistic about the future, never believing the worst would happen to them. Shortly after their honeymoon, Rob and Rhonda were undergoing routine physicals to open a life insurance policy.