Donor Stories

Helping Foster Kids

Blair's Story - Michele Shanahan DeMoss
Blair's Legacy of Giving

Independence day began like any other for Michele Shanahan DeMoss with her eleven-year-old daughter Blair and their family. Blair was celebrating [...]

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Jarrod’s Story

The Power of a Giving Spirit
Jarrod Carroll’s Legacy

Jerri Carroll became a donor mother when she lost her son Jarrod, a student at Lee’s Summit North High School in 2002. It was the day they […]

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Remembering Isabelle

Donor Father - Chris Ellis
We Needed a Miracle

Isabelle Ellis lost her battle waiting for a heart transplant at age 3. Donor father Chris Ellis walks you through the painful journey that caused [...]

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Dena’s Gift

Donor Father - Larry McMillin
A Lesson on the Value of Life

Donor father Larry McMillin speaks to students about the value of life. Larry McMillin and his family lost Dena the day she turned sixteen [...]

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Making a Difference

Donor Parents - Bob & Tonya Brown
Remembering Chris Brown, A Young Man of Character

Gift of Life annually delivers this message at Washington High School where Christopher Brown would have graduated. Instead, parents [...]

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The Circle of Life

Donor Mother – Anne Peterson
Sharing Bryan’s Story

Anne Peterson was a founding board member of Gift of Life – Years before she expected to become a donor mother. When she lost her son Bryan Barrow […]

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