Recipient Stories

Organ, tissue and eye donations can have a lasting impact on transplant recipients and their families. Hear inspirational, real-life stories from individuals who have received life-saving and life-changing transplants, thanks to the generosity of donors in Kansas and Missouri.

Sarah Grant & Tori Walker

Generous, giving and compassionate are just a few of the words used to describe Sarah Grant. As a wife, mother, and an intensive care trauma nurse, it is these characteristicsRead More...

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Brendan Elam

Brendan Elam was born with a genetic disorder that eventually led to liver failure. In March 2012, he was placed on the liver transplant list and the wait for himRead More...

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Joe Rethford

Riding motorcycles and playing guitar are two of Joe Rethford’s favorite hobbies – hobbies he didn’t think he’d ever be able to enjoy again after falling from a ladder andRead More...

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Tiffany White & Daisetta Huggens

Daisetta Huggens struggled on dialysis for more than 11 years. She desperately needed a kidney transplant but insisted her daughter, Tiffany, not consider donating. “I wanted her to live herRead More...

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Gary Class

Eight years ago, right before Thanksgiving, Gary Class was planning his funeral. “I thought for sure I wasn’t going to make it,” he said. This Thanksgiving, Class is more thanRead More...

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Gentleman Nguyen

Shortly after Thanksgiving 2012, Gentleman Nguyen received the call that a liver was waiting for him. “I have much to be thankful for and feel better now than I haveRead More...

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