Gift of Life Michigan Blog
The medical community continues to learn more about the 2019 SARS-COV-2 coronavirus, and that could bring renewed hope for the thousands of people waiting for a new life-saving organ.
Last year marked a new beginning for Keisha Dulin.
The 41-year-old Canton resident is continuing to heal after receiving a new heart in 2020 – after four years waiting for a new one.
“I am just so grateful every day,” she said. “I stay faithful.”
Robert “Bobby” Ramos was a hard worker with a creative side.
“He was always doing something creative,” his father, Robert, said of his son, who died at the age of 23 from a head injury after he fell from a ladder. “If he wasn’t playing his guitar, he was reading, he was writing, he was drawing.”
Last year, Acacia Walter-Rooks accomplished something she wasn’t sure she’d be able to do: graduate high school.
Now a freshman at Calvin University, Walter-Rooks had both of her kidneys removed when she was a child and navigated school and dialysis treatments until a kidney transplant saved her life in 2016.
Gift of Life Michigan is celebrating a milestone this year: the 50th anniversary of our founding.
A group of metro Detroit students have made quite a difference for the Gift of Life Foundation in 2020.
Key2Finesse, a student-led nonprofit organization, generated $75,000 for the Gift of Life Foundation through a year-long partnership that culminated in a Speak the Difference fundraiser earlier this month.
What makes a champion?
In the organ and tissue donation realm, there are so many to choose from. At Gift of Life Michigan, we consider everyone who signs up on the Organ Donor Registry, anyone who donates or, at a time of deep personal and family tragedy, makes the decision to authorize a donation in order to spread hope and healing a champion and hero.
This weekend, faith leaders across the country are getting together to host discussions about organ and tissue donation.