Podcasts

The Mission Hits Home

Posted on August 24th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Marva was a young women when she came to work at Lifebanc. Although she didn’t have a personal connection to the mission, she loved being part of saving lives. Little did she know that, many years later, her husband would be one of the lives saved by a donor hero when he received a heart transplant.  Listen in as Deacon Kenneth and Marva Smith share their story about […]

A Love of a Lifetime

Posted on July 6th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Their story was magical, like something out of the movies. Longtime Cleveland TV personality Jan Jones and renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Sheldon Artz, or “Shelly” as we came to know him, fell in love and began a journey together that would challenge even the strongest of couples. With a history of heart issues, Dr. Artz was thrilled when a heart for transplant became available. To everyone’s shock, however, the donor heart […]

A Heart of Courage

Posted on June 1st, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Fred Dunlap was living his life. He and his wife Barbara were happily married; he enjoyed his job, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. But life drastically changed after Fred suffered a heart attack and was told he would need a heart transplant. Fred overcame so much to stay alive while on the waiting list, but […]

A Trot and a Long Walk

Posted on April 13th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Cody was so excited to become a registered organ, eye, and tissue donor that his mom, Valerie, took a picture of him with his license. Neither of them thought he would honor his decision to be a donor after being in a fatal accident later that day. Gene Shimandle, the recipient of Cody’s heart, was […]