Stories of Hope

We have worked with thousands of donor families. So many of them have selflessly shared their stories with us—and we’ve seen firsthand that donation can bring great comfort during a time of terrible grief. By continuing to share these stories, we hope to save more lives through organ and tissue donation across Alaska, Montana, North Idaho, and Washington.


For a complete list of our Stories of Hope, please visit the Stories of Hope Archives.


Stories of Hope Archives


Jennifer Rohe

For Jennifer Rohe, the past year has been one for the books. Since last January, she has adjusted to becoming a family of four, endured personal health issues, and experienced a significant change of heart-literally. This month, Jennifer celebrates the one-year anniversary of her life-saving heart transplant and the end to a tumultuous journey that […]

Bryce Ian Autry

Bryce was a vivacious 6-year-old boy, who was well loved by all his family, friends, teachers, and classmates.  He loved school and always helped out others in his class; even volunteering to make sure a new student could find his bus. He enjoyed playing outside and was just starting to learn how to play hockey. […]

Donna Mullin

Donna Mullin of Shepherd, Montana, is 60 years old and has recently completed her second kidney transplant checkup at the University of Washington. Everything looks excellent. For as long as she can remember she was always told that “folks in our family just don’t live very long, as kidney disease runs in the family.” That […]

Peleiupu “Leo” Leiatau

Peleiupu “Leo” Leiatau was a gentle giant at 6-foot-2, and though he seemed intimidating at first glance, he always went out of his way to say hello to anyone he didn’t know. He had the innate ability to make something out of nothing – whether it was cooking or learning to play a song just by […]

BJ Miller

BJ Miller was an all-American boy: scholar, athlete, sports lover, football fan, devoted son. With his dazzling smile and caring heart, he was a big star in the small town of Sunnyside, Washington. He was well-known, and well-loved. On October 12, 2007, three days after his 19th birthday, BJ was in an auto accident. When […]


Prior to contracting a rare lung disease, Carmel was a strong, healthy, and active young woman. In December 2013, and without warning, everything changed for Carmel. After experiencing concurrent cases of the flu and pneumonia, Carmel had to be hospitalized for several days, at which point her health started to rapidly decline. Over the next […]