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Organ Donation is Close to Our Hearts - From Outlive Yourself Awards Media Sponsors CBS11/TXA21

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Oct

2015

From our 2015 Outlive Yourself Awards Media Sponsor: CBS 11/TXA 21

Organ donation has touched the CBS 11/TXA 21 family in a very personal way. Two years before she joined our team, CBS 11 News Reporter Elizabeth Dinh was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy. It was November 2010, right before Thanksgiving and both of her kidneys were failing. Only 30 years old at the time, the words “kidney disease” were frightening to Elizabeth -- and to her family. She was working at a TV station in Seattle, a very long way from her native North Texas, her parents and her six brothers. Suddenly, she went from being ready to take on the world to wondering whether she would be alive to do it. Her kidneys were functioning at just 13%. Fortunately, Elizabeth’s husband, Kevin, was a suitable match, and in June 2012, he donated one of his kidneys to her. Today, Elizabeth is healthy and has an even greater appreciation for life and for the selfless gift she received. We think she is a wonderful testament to the importance of registering as an organ donor.

 

 

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Join Us at the 2015 Outlive Yourself Awards: Thursday, November 5th

The Outlive Yourself Awards, presented by LegacyER & Urgent Care, is an opportunity for us to celebrate two incredible individuals who have made an extraordinary impact in their community and truly embody the ‘Outlive Yourself’ spirit by giving back to others. We will also celebrate all of the amazing strides that Taylor’s Gift Foundation has made in the past five years. The event chair is Kate Dorff and our Celebrity Emcee is Jeff Probst, Host of CBS Survivor.

Thursday, November 5th
3015 at Trinity Groves - Dallas, Texas

Sponsorship, tables, and individual tickets are available

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Meet Our 2015 Outlive Yourself Award Honorees


2015 Outlive Yourself Awards Honorees - Karen CuskeyKaren Cuskey

Karen believes that her purpose in life is to leave the world a better place, whether through huge commitments or the smallest deed.  She’s constantly looking for ways to make a difference; using her business skills and network to make that difference.  Karen strives to build a lasting legacy for individuals, charities and clients.

 

 

2015 Outlive Yourself Awards Honorees - O.H. Frazier, M.D.

O.H. Frazier, M.D.

O.H. Frazier, M.D., is chief of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, program director and chief of the Center for Cardiac Support, and director of Cardiovascular Surgery Research at the Texas Heart Institute. He is also chief of the Transplant Service at CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.

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