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2018 Life Savers Rally
The 16th annual Life Savers Rally kicked off the school year of organ, eye & tissue donation awareness for high school students.
- Talyor Givens & Collin Kobelja received heart transplants on the same day, fell in love and now they are getting married. They traveled from Washington DC to share their incredible story.
- Dr. Jennifer Heimes inspired the students as she shared her journey to become a heart transplant surgeon.
- Jamie Allen explained that watching her father on dialysis led to her decision to donate one of her kidneys to him. Her father, JD McConnell, expressed his gratitude to his daughter for her life saving gift.
- Donor spouse, Kari Driskell shared how “one moment” changed her family’s life forever, when her husband Coach Eric Driskell actually became organ donor.
Thanks to the support of our sponsors the Life Savers Rally is offered free of charge.
Life Savers Rally Sponsors
Jim & Carol Burrows
Jan’s Organic World
Dr. Jamie & Jo Forster
Dr. Brad & Amanda Koffman
Midwest Transplant Network
Margi & Keith Pence
Sam Price Family Foundation
Saint Luke’s Health System
Andrew & Vicki Widman
Life Savers Rally 2018 Photos
Gift of Life staff with heart recipients Taylor & Collin
Turner High School receives the Life Savers Achievement of Excellence Award
Students wearing their Life Savers sunglasses
Celebrate! Congratulate! Commemorate!
20 years of
Going the extra mile to educate teens
Seeing the need to support transplant patients & families
Doing it all every day thanks to YOU!
Over 400 guests gathered at The Grand Hall to support the programs of Gift of Life. The Life Savers high school program educates over 30,000 students and their family members through classroom education annually. Transplant Mentors supports and encourages families on their transplant journey. The proceeds from GoSeeDo help to financially support these two programs. The theme was centered around 20 years of saving lives. Gift of Life truly is a place where stories can be told and a place where hope becomes a reality.
Net proceeds from GoSeeDo – $177,000
GoSeeDoKC 2018 Photos
Golf Fore Life 2018
Isabelle Ellis Memorial Golf Classic
Friday, June 15, 2018
On Friday, June 15th 144 golfers gathered at St. Andrews Golf Club for the 9th annual Golf Fore Life Isabelle Ellis Memorial Classic.
This year’s tournament was chaired by Sherri and Dan Doherty . Their son Josh had his first liver transplant in 1985 as a baby and his second in 2013 at the age of 28. Thanks to 2 families choosing to give the gift of life, Josh is a healthy adult today.
Isabelle’s family lovingly sponsors this annual golf tournament to help Gift of Life pursue its mission to provide support, awareness and success of organ, eye and tissue donation through education, mentoring and collaboration with partners and individuals in the transplant community.
Thank you to our generous sponsors and enthusiastic golfer who all helped raise net proceeds of $25,000 for Gift of Life.