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 […]

Team Fox Carries On

Posted on July 27th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

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 […]

A Reason to Exhale

Posted on June 28th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

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 […]

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 […]

The Amazing Kini Bini

Posted on May 25th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Keira was born to make a difference. At eleven years old, she was vibrant, a natural helper, and had plenty of energy. In October of 2017, Keira suffered an asthma attack and stopped breathing on the way to the hospital. Although ER doctors were able to revive her heart, her brain had gone too long […]

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 […]

Celebrate Donate Life Month

Posted on April 6th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

Every April, there is a buzz in the air. Spring is in full swing, the temperatures are warming, and we get the feeling that new growth, new life, and rebirth are all around us. That’s why April is perfect for celebrating National Donate Life Month, a time when we nationally recognize the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donors and saving the […]

In a Blink of an Eye

Posted on January 19th, 2021 by Colleen Gerber

It was a beautiful fall day in October of 2016. Priscilla Masello and her family – including her husband, son, mother, and brothers were together enjoying what seemed to be the perfect day. The day started with a double-header baseball game then there were a birthday celebration, an impromptu football game, and rides in a dream […]