Stories of Hope
Tissue implant helps Montana woman get back to her mission
Fran Albrecht has dedicated her life to supporting others, but when she was injured in a ski accident, the roles were reversed – and suddenly she needed help. She got back on her feet thanks to a tissue implant from a donor to repair her ACL. “I don’t know if I have the words to express my gratitude for such an incredible gift,” she said. “It has allowed me to continue to be my best in service to others.”
Fran Albrecht | Tissue recipient
Tissue graft aids breast reconstruction for woman at risk
In late 2020, Rebecca Rodrigues got news no woman wants to hear: She was positive for a mutation of the BRCA2 gene, putting her at an elevated risk of breast cancer. This started her on a health journey that led to breast reconstruction with a special graft thanks to the generosity of a donor.
Rebecca Rodrigues | Tissue recipient
Teen's Generosity Lives on Through the Gift of Donation
Donation is a gift that is never forgotten. When 18-year-old Avery Kranski died unexpectedly, he was already registered as a donor. In the midst of their grief, his parents honored that decision. “Because of Avery, others get to have their life and thrive. He is going to be here forever. There’s a ripple effect,” said Kari, Avery’s mother.
Avery Kranski | Tissue donor
Donated Tissue Helps Put Wrestling Coach Back on the Mat
Graham Rose is a pillar of his Ohio community, mentoring youths of all ages as a wrestling coach. When he tore his ACL, all that came to a halt, and Graham suddenly faced knee surgery. He chose to receive tissue from a donor because it would promote faster healing, enabling him to get back to coaching that much sooner.
Graham Rose | Tissue recipient
Gift of Tissue Donation Helps Mason General Hospital Nurse Overcome Long-Term Knee Injury and Get Back to Active Lifestyle