Stories of Hope
Double Lung Recipient Runs 5K One Year After Transplant
Chelsey Godsey’s family was devastated when she died after collapsing suddenly at age 21. In spite of their shock, the decision to donate her organs and tissue was an easy one. Chelsey's generous gift saved the lives of five people, including Patty Furey, who was born with cystic fibrosis. One year after the transplant, Patty ran her first 5K.
Chelsey Godsey, organ and tissue donor | Patty Furey, lung recipient
Military Mindset Helps Woman Navigate Heart Transplant
Patricia Faison is a fit and active person. In fact, she rode her bike for 15 miles without feeling tired – but a month later, everything changed. Patricia’s sudden illness triggered the start of a journey that ended with her receiving a new heart
Patricia Faison | Heart recipient
Gift of Liver Offers New Hope for Avid Outdoorsman
Trae Jennings is always seeking his next adventure, whether it’s fishing, hunting, snowboarding, surfing, or paddleboarding. With such an active lifestyle, it’s hard to believe that at one point, this father of two was dying of liver failure.
Trae Jennings | Organ recipient
Recipient Takes Every Opportunity to Raise Donor Awareness
Clavel Gagnon recovered from a painful workplace injury thanks to the generosity of a tissue donor. Now she wants to make sure other recipients appreciate the impact of these gifts. “It’s precious, and for me it’s life-changing,” she said.
Clavel Gagnon | Tissue recipient
Gift of Tissue Donation Helps Mason General Hospital Nurse Overcome Long-Term Knee Injury and Get Back to Active Lifestyle