No one could imagine how life would carry on when four teenagers from Brunswick, Ohio were killed in a car crash, a day before their high school graduation. Kevin Fox, one of the teens in the car, made the decision two years prior to the accident to be a registered donor. Kevin’s sister, Colleen Fox […]
Being winded and out of breath was unusual for Griff Hill. He and his wife were active and had just returned from a ski trip. Griff went for a diagnostic procedure that turned into an emergency. He was in the hospital for over 30 days and never thought he would require a lung transplant to […]
The Transplant Games of America (TGA) are festival-style games for individuals who have had an organ, tissue, cornea, or bone-marrow transplant. Living organ donors can participate in the games as well. Donor family members, transplant professionals, and other supporters attend to be a part of the magical celebration of life. The games were postponed in […]
Families experiencing a loss sometimes feel they are in a hole and they will never be able to face the future. How do some families manage to move through their grief to the point where they are reaching out to help others? Guest, Deanna Slifka, who lost her middle daughter at birth talks with Elissa […]
When we are in despair and grieving for someone we love, is it acceptable to laugh and experience joy too? Elissa Berman, Lifebanc Senior Bereavement Counselor discusses when humor is useful and the health benefits it provides during times of tension and grief.
When she created the Five Stages of Grief, was Elizabeth Kublier-Ross describing grief experienced when someone we care for passes away? An interesting and enlightening discussion with Eliss Berman, Lifebanc Senior Bereavement Counselor and her colleague, Jennifer Stern, a Licensed Independent Social Worker and an M.A. in Clinical Social Work and explain why Life is Not […]
We cannot let the month of April fly by without extending our gratitude for all Lifebanc Ambassador Volunteers. They are the core of our community outreach and education efforts. Lifebanc staff member, Caitlin Zagar, community outreach coordinator explains the importance and duties of our volunteers. Caitlin is joined by two volunteers, recipient Mindy, and donor […]
At Lifebanc, we say we save and heal lives which we do everyday. But what about the lives of the donor families? How do we help heal them after their loved one gave the gift of life? Learn what services Lifebanc provides from staff member Elissa Berman, the Sr. Bereavement Services Counselor.