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In a father’s words: Steph had a remarkable life.

In a father’s words: Steph had a remarkable life.

Billy Mutter reflects on his daughter Stephanie Green’s remarkable life for Father’s Day. Father’s Day! What a wonderful day of recognition for all fathers. As my seven-year-old granddaughter recently told me, Father’s Day is “the...

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In a mother’s words: My son. My hero.

In a mother’s words: My son. My hero.

Kristie Legg shares the story of her son Matthew Anthony Legg, Jr. Matthew passed when he was five years old and saved lives through donation. On April 1, 2008, my husband and I received distressing news at our ultrasound.  We would be referred...

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A tiny miracle: Powhatan infant gets a new heart

A tiny miracle: Powhatan infant gets a new heart

For Chuck and Amanda Slate, watching their infant being taken in for a heart transplant was all the harder because he looked fine. “It was really emotional,” Amanda said. “Here we have a baby who seems pretty normal on the outside but he has this...

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Norfolk Academy alum remembered for service and laughter

Norfolk Academy alum remembered for service and laughter

Kyle Hutchins was only 22 when he died but the outgoing young man had already inspired all who knew him– starting from the time he was a small child and continuing on even beyond his death. “He was a lively, outgoing, personable and compassionate...

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“Heartbroken, but not broken”

“Heartbroken, but not broken”

Jaime and Jack McKinley had been at VCU Medical Center for two days when they called their teenaged sons Grayson and Finn to ask them how they felt about organ donation. Despite the stunning grief and shock of the past few days as the family...

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Norfolk Preacher Demystifies Organ Donation through Outreach

Norfolk Preacher Demystifies Organ Donation through Outreach

Your loved one or yourself is already gone but someone else, another person, they can actually live,”Pastor Gloria Newsome-Brickhouse wasn’t always an organ donation advocate. In fact, organ donation wasn’t really on her radar until a deacon at...

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Virginia Man to be Honored at Richmond Raceway

Virginia Man to be Honored at Richmond Raceway

AJ Janosko should have turned 50 this year. He didn’t. Instead of celebrating his birthday, his family is preparing to celebrate his life, as well as the lives he saved and that were healed, thanks to his decision to be a donor. On Sept. 21, the...

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Burn survivor begins new life as an advocate

Burn survivor begins new life as an advocate

Imran Zaman is a new man. Literally. After 90 percent of his body was burned in a house fire, he nearly died three times, spent months in a coma, then received extensive tissue donations to rebuild his body. “I was basically like a newborn,”...

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