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Real stories about what is possible when you #SayYES.

The Art of saying Thank You

By Christina Jenkins / December 12, 2022

Jan Garver-Flanders’ life is dedicated to art and the beauty of written communication. She is a professional calligrapher who is often asked to share her expertise on etiquette. Something she takes very seriously. Unfortunately, she did not realize that she missed an important opportunity to send thank you notes until she lost her husband, Paul…

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Kidney Exchange a Lesson in Sibling Love

By Christina Jenkins / April 5, 2022

Hughton and Sophia Hughton Maye faced challenges for years with diabetes. Diagnosed in 2004, he struggled with the treatment and management of the disease. In 2012, his doctors started seeing evidence of his diabetes affecting his kidneys. Keeping a close watch on things, they were able to manage it until 2019 when he received the…

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Navy Veteran Gives the Ultimate Gift

By Christina Jenkins / November 11, 2021

Captain Terry D. Mosher spent his life serving his country so it made perfect sense that he would also register to help others by giving the gift of life and sight.  He began his Naval career at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and graduated in 1984. He had Command of USS Mahan DDG 72 Arleigh…

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Giving Father’s Last Act of Kindness

By Lara Malbon / August 17, 2021

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney had a very giving dad who instilled in Levar and his siblings values they hold dear today.  “He taught us that we have to think about a life that’s bigger than just us, how we treat others, that we needed to be servants to others,” remembers Mayor Stoney.  That’s why it wasn’t…

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Graduate gets a second chance to follow his dreams after liver transplant

By Lara Malbon / June 24, 2021

Evan Ware began his weekend as a normal medical college student looking forward to dinner and drinks with friends after finishing some school exams. But before Sunday’s end, Evan learned that he may need a liver transplant to survive after waking up Saturday not feeling well.     “I just woke up and was nauseated and vomiting…

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