A father’s transplant journey inspires daughter’s nursing career: ‘I was becoming a nurse without even knowing it’

My parents were well known by the surgeons at this point, with my parents having over half a dozen surgeries between them and my dad on the list for a kidney transplant. After one appointment for my mom, a surgical nurse, Vicki, followed us out and asked a few simple questions of my dad, including […]

The Support Spot: Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month April is National Donate Life Month. It was established in 2003 by Donate Life America and is observed each year as a way to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those who have saved and enhanced lives through the gift of donation. To learn […]

Donor mom advocates for organ donation in honor of her daughter’s gift of life: ‘I didn’t know about the gift donors give their families’

“Donor mom … it’s who I am now,” explains Diana Davis. Her eldest daughter, Danielle Davis Eger, passed away at the age of 30 from a brain aneurysm in 2019. Danielle was a registered organ donor.  Diana describes her daughter as a thoughtful, tender-hearted person who cared about others. She shares that when Danielle was […]

The life-saving legacy of John Francis Davis brings comfort to his family: ‘We’re so grateful that he was a donor. It has helped us a lot.’

John Francis Davis, known in Blackfeet Nation as ‘The Captain,’ was a high-spirited young man who possessed a special gift: He could connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. It was this gift that inspired him to volunteer as a disc jockey at 107.5 FM Thunder Radio in Browning, Mont., to amplify the voices […]

Jakob Ash inspired a movement of kindness from people around the world: ‘Jake loved so many people; he was so kind’

Jakob Ash, a 31-year-old Army veteran and donor, inspired a movement of kindness from people around the world with a viral #justforjake hashtag that was memorialized on social media. When Jakob’s parents, Danielle Hillman and David Ash, learned of their son’s status as an organ donor, they said “that is so Jake.” On the day […]