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Real stories about what is possible when you #SayYES.

A Boxer’s Blessings

By Kelly Vance / September 19, 2016

Patricia Hannas works for the DMV’s Virginia Beach Hilltop Office, and she wanted to tell the story of her young nephew Steven Copeland’s incredible gift of organ donation. “He was 28 years old, an amazing young man who loved to kickbox and box. That was his passion,” she said fondly. “He was the type of…

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The Virginia DMV office with DOnate Life Banners: #VirginiaDMVgivesback #SayYes

Why this DMV Bleeds Blue & Green

By Kelly Vance / September 19, 2016

“Well, this is a story all about how …” The opening line from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air repeated through Donna Moore’s mind as she thought about what theme to choose for her DMV’s Blue and Green Day video. Donna, a customer service rep at the Christiansburg DMV Customer Service Center (CSC), wanted to submit a video for Donate…

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Inspired at the DMV: Why this Man Gave his Kidney to a Stranger

By Kelly Vance / September 19, 2016

Some people get their lightbulb moment of inspiration in art galleries, on top of mountains, or in woodland cabins. Brad Dugai got his at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in North Henrico. “I have a strong spiritual foundation,” Brad was quick to explain when asked about the inspiration for his kidney donation. “So from a human…

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Seeing the World with New Eyes

By Kelly Vance / August 4, 2016

Dr. Minesh Patel is an accomplished figure in the Richmond area. The co-founder of Ariya Family Chiropractic Center, he owns six offices, scuba dives, bikes, runs, teaches and parents. And he does it all thanks to a pair of new eyes. Going blind at 22 “In 1998, I noticed that my vision was failing,” he…

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The Gift: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Paul Harris

By Kelly Vance / August 2, 2016

This year will mark the tenth since the passing of Cindy Harris’ son Paul, an organ donor whose gifts would go on to improve or even save the lives of 69 other people. It’s both easy and difficult for Cindy to think of Paul, who died at age 18 from head trauma caused when his…

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