Nothing could have prepared Kristin Beauchamp for April 26, 2021, the day her oldest son, Patrick Higgins, 24, died in a motorcycle accident. (more…)
Laura was a generous caregiver, both as a nurse and as a mother of two children. She lived her life selflessly serving others – which is why her choice to be an organ, eye and tissue donor came as no surprise to her children. That’s just who she was. (more…)
With two active children and a career that keeps her traveling the southeast, Rachel McHann’s life had always overflowed with to-dos. She loved attending softball and basketball games and hitting the road for a busy week of work advocating for organ donation. She would have never dreamed that one day she’d find herself in need of a transplant, just like many of the patients she encountered in her work. (more…)
It’s never easy to be away from your children, especially when they’re embarking on a months-long mission trip on the other side of the world. Dana Murphy knew this, and she prepared herself for a tough goodbye before she dropped her daughter, Katie, off at the airport. What she didn’t expect was for Katie’s trip to Cambodia and Thailand to be cut short by a rapid and terrifying turn of events. (more…)
As a nurse, Heather Reed sees the positive impact of organ, eye and tissue donation in the lives of her patients, but the tables were turned when she found herself in need of a corneal transplant. Early in her career, Heather contracted shingles in her eye, causing severe pain and impaired vision. (more…)
It’s not lost on Kris Childs that being the owner of an optical shop and suffering through vision loss is a nod to fate. In fact, the very same year Kris opened iiis Optical Shop, she contracted shingles, causing impaired vision and pain in her eyes.