Stories of Hope
Donated Skin Grafts Save Pennsylvania Woman’s Foot
After many health struggles, Tina Caines was in danger of losing her foot, until donated tissue provided new hope. Now she’s incredibly grateful for the four skin grafts that helped get her back on her feet. “I deeply appreciate the sacrifice they made … the donor themselves and the families by following through with their wishes,” Tina said.
Tina Caines | Skin graft recipient
Family Man and Business Mentor Lives on Through Others
As a dedicated father, Garry Burnett was used to putting others first. But he gave the ultimate gift after he passed away unexpectedly. Garry became a tissue and cornea donor, offering others a second chance at life.
Garry Burnett | Tissue donor
Gift of Donation Helps a Builder Get Back to Work
Robert Berens has spent a decade building his community – one tiny house at a time. His mission is to provide affordable housing for people experiencing homeless and poverty. A debilitating arm injury sidelined Bob – but only temporarily. The gift of donated tissue made a surgical repair possible, and now Bob can get back to doing what he loves.
Robert C. Berens | Tissue recipient
Purple Heart Recipient Leaves Gifts for Others in Need
James Kennedy lived to serve his country, his community, and his family – and not without a cost. Chemical exposure during his military service took a toll, and Jim passed away waiting for a kidney transplant. That did not stop him from continuing to serve others. Jim became an organ and tissue donor – and as a result, countless others have received amazing gifts.
James Lawrence Kennedy | Tissue and cornea donor
Gift of Tissue Donation Helps Mason General Hospital Nurse Overcome Long-Term Knee Injury and Get Back to Active Lifestyle