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Blog, Fifty for 50 | December 23, 2021

Caledonia man shares message of hope after 2nd heart transplant

‘All I want to do is volunteer and help out,’ advocate says   Scott Campbell never let his condition slow him down – even after…

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Blog, Fifty for 50 | December 20, 2021

‘Mary’s spirit will always live on, and it’s a beautiful thing’

Chad Milton knows the spirit of his late wife lives on – he’s even heard proof. A traffic accident claimed Mary Milton in 2016, shortly…

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Blog, Fifty for 50 | December 17, 2021

Heart transplant provides new lease, perspective on life

When Michael Collier says he’s in better shape now than he was more than 20 years ago, it’s easy to believe him. Nearly 11 years…

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Fifty for 50, Let's Talk, Stories of Hope | December 11, 2021

Organ donation advocate works to break down myths

‘It has to stop because too many people are losing their lives,’ says donor mom Terra DeFoe encouraged her son, Emilio, to sign up as…

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Blog, Fifty for 50 | November 24, 2021

Promise kept: Ann Arbor man advocates for organ donation two decades after receiving new liver from murder victim

Organ donation helps two families heal, grow and bond Twenty years ago, Dr. Michael Hagan was living on borrowed time. Hagan, now 71, knew he…

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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Gift of Life CEO Dorrie Dils, Assistant Secretary of State Heaster Wheeler with framed tribute
Fifty for 50 | November 12, 2021

50 Years of Partnership in Honoring Life Through Donation

More than 95 percent of people on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry signed up to donate life while they were getting (or renewing) their driver’s…

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Fifty for 50, Let's Talk, Stories of Hope | November 9, 2021

‘It’s all in Divine order’

Aarolyn McCullough knew she would need a liver transplant more than 10 years before her miracle happened. Diagnosed in the late 1990s with Primary Biliary…

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Fifty for 50, Let's Talk | November 2, 2021

‘I don’t celebrate one birthday; I celebrate two’

Mustafa Sharafi always wanted to be a father. He was granted that wish more than three years ago, when his son Zain was born, and…

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Blog, Fifty for 50 | October 29, 2021

‘This community has really touched my heart’

Commerce Township woman finds passion in organ, tissue donation advocacy A desire to help others has turned into a life passion for Cathy Warren. Warren,…

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Fifty for 50, Stories of Hope | October 27, 2021

‘I will always aspire to make my hero, my donor, proud of me’

Battle Creek woman beats cancer, achieves dreams with donated tissue Kristen Main faced an impossible choice before she even turned 13 years old. She mentioned…

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Blog, Fifty for 50 | October 22, 2021

Donated heart grants Highland Township man 11,520 extra days

A lot of people called Jim Pixley ‘the Miracle Man,’ because of all the things he went through and everything he accomplished. Pixley, of Highland…

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Blog, Fifty for 50, Stories of Hope | October 20, 2021

‘I woke up, and I felt whole’

Donated tissue allows breast cancer survivor to quickly resume life, activity   With a history of breast cancer in her family, Sue Pilon was not…

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Blog, Fifty for 50, Let's Talk | October 11, 2021

‘I wanted some good to come from it’

Muskegon mother marks two-year-anniversary of son’s death, organ donation Muskegon, MI – Amanda Garza has a printed version of the last text she received from…

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Fifty for 50, Let's Talk, Stories of Hope | September 17, 2021

‘I felt brand new’

When Michael Love started to experience shortness of breath, the Southfield resident said he thought it’d be easy to treat. He was 50 years old…

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Fifty for 50, Stories of Hope | September 9, 2021

Heart Transplant Recipient Breaks Down Cultural Barriers

Sometimes, life throws you a curveball. Mohamed El-Souri knows this better than most people. The 18-year-old Dearborn resident was a healthy, active teen who fell…

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