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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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35 Day Challenge Honors Richmond Donor

35 Day Challenge Honors Richmond Donor

Andrew Luna was an advocate for organ donation even before he died. In life, he experienced firsthand how an organ transplant impacts a family. Upon his death, he gave his own organs. And now, six months after his death, his friends are signing...

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I love you with all my liver

I love you with all my liver

At 18, Rutger Scott is a budding filmmaker and actor who just graduated from Kettle Run High School in Warrenton and is headed to New York University to study acting. He’s on the precipice of a new chapter of his life; one where he’ll start...

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Virginia Beach daughter gives dad gift of life

Virginia Beach daughter gives dad gift of life

Kaleigh Hennig had to wait four years to save her dad’s life. After she finally was allowed to give him a kidney, she got a scar, a healthy father, a new friend, a new job and a fiance. It started suddenly in 2012 when Kaleigh was 18. She had...

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