LifeSaver Award Series: Dr. Martin Lee, MultiCare Auburn Medical Center

Each month, LifeCenter Northwest selects a LifeSaver Award winner. This award honors and recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to improving donation outcomes and culture through their actions, time and energy. We are pleased to present this month’s LifeSaver Award to Dr. Martin Lee of MultiCare Auburn Medical Center in Auburn, Wash.! Dr. Lee was […]

Gerald “Buggy” Bryant: ‘He was always the helper’

Gerald Bryant, Jr. was a hardworking man who loved his family. As the youngest of four siblings – all sisters – he was outnumbered and overpowered by them while growing up, but he later emerged as ‘the life of the party’ – the person everyone wanted in their corner. He was a local rap legend […]

‘Everyone dies, not everyone lives’: Donor Trey Tweddle lived his life to the fullest

“Everyone dies, not everyone lives.” This was Trey’s life motto. From his first breath to his last, he truly made life count. Trey’s sister, Crystal Tweddle, shares her brother’s story and the legacy he left behind. “Trey was my first Best Friend, my only sibling,” she begins. “Trey had many attributes that made him who […]

Remembering Kelly Donovan: ‘Strong, persuasive, kind. That’s her legacy.’

Kelly Donovan’s mom, Rita Nonneman, recounts her experience as a donor mom and the love, grief, and pride she shares for her youngest daughter who gave the gift of life in December 2016. Editor’s note: Rita –– and the Donovan family –– are a passionate, sharp-witted and honest bunch. The language used in this story […]

‘He was a magnet for positive people in his life’: Da’mon Higbee gives the ultimate gift

Last year, Da’mon Higbee gave the ultimate gift on Christmas Eve. He donated his heart, lungs, liver and kidneys; giving life to five people – a true miracle. He was a bright, outgoing and generous man. Sadly, Da’mon died at the young age of 24, but he lived a full life where he took advantage […]