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Donor Mom and Recipient to Kick Off Medora's 4 on the 4th Run/Walk

Donor Mom and Recipient to Kick Off Medora's 4 on the 4th Run/Walk

Posted June 22, 2017 in Donor Family News, News Category

When Medora, Illinois began its 4 on the 4th Run/Walk celebration to raise funds for a cause, Mary Loy approached organizers about supporting Mid-America Transplant. 

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Twenty-two years later, Italians still keep a little American boy in their hearts.

Twenty-two years later, Italians still keep a little American boy in their hearts.

Posted January 5, 2017 in Donor Family News, Reg Green

A few weeks ago an emotional email arrived from southern Italy from people we had never met. 

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Inspiring, Happy Memories to Celebrate the Gift of Life at the St. Louis Candlelight Memorial Ceremony

Inspiring, Happy Memories to Celebrate the Gift of Life at the St. Louis Candlelight Memorial Ceremony

Posted September 30, 2016 in Donor Family News

Mid-America Transplant honored 83 donors from the past 12 months in its annual Candlelight Memorial Service on Thursday.

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MTS Donor Family Memorial Events

MTS Donor Family Memorial Events

Posted August 21, 2015 in Donor Family News

Cultivating new opportunities to remember.

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So Proud of Abby Cecena, Her Family Shares Rose Parade Experience

So Proud of Abby Cecena, Her Family Shares Rose Parade Experience

Posted January 16, 2015 in Donor Family News

The family of Abby Cecena attended the Rose Parade on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif. and shared their story on KPLR11.

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Waterloo Teen to be Honored as Organ & Tissue Donor on 2015 Donate Life Rose Parade Float

Waterloo Teen to be Honored as Organ & Tissue Donor on 2015 Donate Life Rose Parade Float

Posted December 23, 2014 in Donor Family News
Memorial “Floragraph” Portraits Tells Abby Cecena’s ‘Never-Ending Story,’ While Her Kidney Recipient from Springfield, MO Rides on The Float 

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Making a Difference 30 People At A Time

Making a Difference 30 People At A Time

Posted February 13, 2014 in Donor Family News

Angela Johnson helped someone save a life on Wednesday. In fact, she helped 30 someones.

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Rose Parade Experience is Emotional, Meaningful, and Powerful

Rose Parade Experience is Emotional, Meaningful, and Powerful

Posted January 14, 2014 in Donor Family News

Amy Wildhaber and her family created many new friendships at the Tournament of Roses Parade through the Donate Life float. The most meaningful may be with the woman who created the floragraph of Zac Wildhaber.

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Molly's Trail Coming to Missouri

Molly's Trail Coming to Missouri

Posted July 24, 2013 in Donor Family News

Corey Eaker was at his wife’s memorial service in June of 2013 when the ideas started coming to him on how to share Molly Pearce-Eaker’s story and legacy.

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Journeys of the Heart: The Kallal Family's Journey to Pasadena

Journeys of the Heart: The Kallal Family's Journey to Pasadena

Posted January 9, 2013 in Donor Family News

As Patty Kallal described her week in Pasadena, California for the 2013 Rose Parade, her stories about the event capture the emotion and meaning surrounding the Donate Life float. But the most telling statement about its impact is her future plans to attend the parade. “My goal is to go out there again for a weekend in December and help work on a floragraph or the float,” she said.

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