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50 Stories to Honor 50 Years

Fifty for 50: 50 stories honoring 50 years

Gift of Life Michigan has touched thousands of lives since its inception in 1971, bringing the hope of healing and a second chance at life for people throughout Michigan and across the U.S.

The stories from people who have been saved, and from the families of donors who so generously provided these gifts of life, are always touching, bittersweet and inspirational.

Please join us in honoring 50 years of lives saved by reading and sharing some of the stories (below) that touched the lives and hearts of so many people.

  • Sonya Cook received the gift of a kidney transplant from a 2-year old donor, giving her the chance to raise her own daughter. "I couldn't understand why God would take this child into his arms so that she could save my life," she said. Read Sonya's story