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Minister grateful for his second chance at life

By Lara Malbon / March 9, 2020

“The journey really took off after the transplant,” shares Dr. Patrick Gee. “Everything I went through with this transplant. Everything that I went through while I was on peritoneal dialysis. Everything that I went through with being hard-headed and not wanting to take care of myself led to divine intervention.” In 2003, Patrick was diagnosed…

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Providing Hope One Transplant at a Time

By Christina Jenkins / December 6, 2019

Donate Life Virginia Member is Second Living HIV-positive Donor in Nation

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Denis & Gary at Heart Walk with Bon Secours Rehab Staff

An Unexpected Friendship

By Christina Jenkins / November 22, 2019

Denis Popp will tell you it was his faith and bright outlook that helped him get through the dark days. But he will also tell you the unwavering support of a stranger made a remarkable difference.

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Zachary Kelly

Son remembered for his selfless heart

By Lara Malbon / September 13, 2019

Zachary Kelly had the biggest heart and was the type of person who would give you his last $5, so it was no surprise to his family and friends that he would also want to be an organ donor.

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Son’s dream of helping others realized through organ and tissue donation

By Lara Malbon / August 23, 2019

For his first Halloween, Robin Buritica Carvajal dressed up as a surgeon. His smile was beaming as he posed in his hospital scrubs for a photo. He was only 15 months old at the time and too young to realize his dream of becoming a doctor one day. Robin, who liked to be called Junior,…

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