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

By Lara Malbon / June 13, 2019

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 official time that us kids get to hang out and spend time with our father and grandfathers.” I personally love…

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Lights, camera, transplant! A mission to help Hollywood get organ donation right

By Debbie Anderson / May 20, 2019

The scene opens in a hospital room. Lights fade, cue cards flash and cameras roll as a doctor walks in to tell a family the bad news – their loved one is dying but his organs can still be used to… CUT! Of every inaccurate organ transplant scene in Hollywood, that’s the one Tenaya Wallace…

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In a mother’s words: My son. My hero.

By Lara Malbon / May 8, 2019

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 to a specialist at UVA the next day.  I remember someone thinking…

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A tiny miracle: Powhatan infant gets a new heart

By Debbie Anderson / March 25, 2019

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 huge life-threatening condition and we’re handing him over to swap…

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Norfolk Academy alum remembered for service and laughter

By Debbie Anderson / March 21, 2019

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 kid and he was always like that,” said his father, Tom.…

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