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Get Ready for the 5th Annual Topgolf Tournament!

 A note from Taylor's Gift Foundation Board Chair, Steve Smith: 

Our firm, Firehouse, has been part of the annual Taylor’s Gift Topgolf Tournament since its inception. It would be a disservice to say that we attend the tournament only to support the Foundation. While that’s true, the Topgolf event is so much more than that.

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4th Annual Outlive Yourself Awards

On September 18, 2018 nearly 300 guests attended the 4th Annual Outlive Yourself Awards in Trinity Groves. The event was presented by The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas, The Transplant Institute at Methodist Dallas and Methodist Transplant Specialists, and funds raised support Taylor’s Gift.

The event lineup for the evening included event Chair Robin Bagwell, co-founders Tara and Todd Storch, Joe Winters, husband of Taylor’s heart recipient, and Kristin Cooper whose husband, Tim, was able to save lives when he suddenly passed and donated his organs.

 

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Save the Date for North Texas Giving Day!

 North Texas Giving Day is rapidly approaching! Don't miss this opportunity to support the important work of Taylor’s Gift!

We've set a goal of $5,000 - and with your support - we know we can reach this goal!


 

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Outlive Yourself Honoree in the News!

 

Inspiring surgeon and 2018 Outlive Yourself Award honoree, Dr. Liza Johannesson, MD, PhD was recently featured in Scrubbing In, the hands-on health care discussion website by Baylor Scott & White Health. The article profiles Dr. Johannesson’s trailblazing work in the field of transplant surgery. Dr. Johannesson is also recognized by Scrubbing In’s “Women in Medicine” column, which are stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders and employees who are paving the way for women in the field of medicine.

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Taylor’s Gift Foundation Partners with Sharecare to Share Inspiring Message of Organ Donation

Taylor’s Gift Foundation is thrilled to be partnering with online health and wellness platform, Sharecare, to help spread our inspiring message of organ donation to reach a global audience.

 



 

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Join Us in Celebrating 250 Legacy Gifts!

 

Taylor's Gift Foundation has just reached a milestone - we have now given 250 Legacy Gifts to support organ donor families in their time of need! Our Legacy Gift program was established to provide financial assistance to individuals and families touched by organ donation. Assisting with needs such as burial expenses, utilities, rent, and more, Taylor’s Gift Foundation works to help those who are facing immediate need.

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Winners of the 2018 Taylor's Gift Scholarship Presented by the NIKE Global Socks Team

 

 

Over 1,300 individuals from all across the nation applied to win one of five scholarships, two of which would be awarded to two students from Coppell and New Tech High Schools in Coppell, Texas. The remaining three scholarships would be given out to three outstanding students from across the nation.

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Taylor’s Gift Foundation Scholarship Presented by the NIKE Global Socks Team!

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2018 Outlive Yourself Awards Chairs, Robin and Norm Bagwell

 

 

Below is an interview that we conducted with our Chairs of the 4th Annual Outlive Yourself Awards, Robin and Norm Bagwell. Read below of their wonderful story!

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Living Organ Donor & 2018 Outlive Yourself Award Honoree: Ms. Meg Bacino

 

 

 

Margaret ‘Meg’ Bacino donated her kidney to her son Nick when he was 5 years old after several months of caring for him including dialysis in their home. After his transplant, Meg ran half-marathons and triathlons to increase awareness of being a living donor.  She was also involved in fundraisers that supported and encouraged organ donation. After 10 years of health Nick began to have decreased kidney function and for the last few years Meg has been with him in dialysis 3 times per week. She changed her career and has sacrificed her entire life to ensure and protect her son who is now 19. Meg also made a difference in outliving herself by sharing her experiences with others and encouraging those who she met to consider organ donation.

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Inspiring Surgeon & 2018 Outlive Yourself Award Honoree: Dr. Liza Johannesson, MD, PhD

 

 

Dr. Johannesson made news in 2014 as an integral member of the Swedish team who performed the first successful uterus transplant with the first birth from a uterus transplant in the world. In 2017 she was also involved when Baylor University Medical Center as the second center in the world, delivered a healthy baby after uterus transplantation. Dr. Johannesson's contribution to the Reproductive Medicine (infertility/gynecology) and Transplant Surgery fields has allowed women and families throughout the world to truly  "outlive" themselves. For the first time in history, women who were born without a uterus are able to have a baby of their own through the innovation of uterus transplant.

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