Outlive Yourself : Stories & Updates

Mother Of Heart Transplant Recipient Shares Story of Hope

Posted by Guest Writer

22

Jun

2017

Our son was born in August 1998 in Anchorage, Alaska. I had a normal pregnancy with all the prenatal appointments, vitamins, and check-ups. I may have packed on a few too many pounds, but I was healthy and thrilled to be having a baby boy.

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Topics: Organ Donation In the News, Transplant Recipient Stories

Winners of the 2017 Taylor's Gift Scholarship Presented by NIKE North America Merchandising

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

15

Jun

2017

 

Over 550 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 dispersed to three outstanding students from across the nation. We are so excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Taylor’s Gift Foundation Scholarship Presented by NIKE North America Merchandising!

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Topics: The Taylor's Gift Scholarship

A Selfless Gift Given: A Priceless Gift Received

Posted by Guest Writer

02

Jun

2017

Written by Paul Daniels, Cornea Transplant Recipient, Husband, and Father

It was late June, 2010, when the poison ivy rash spread from my torso and arms to my forehead and left cheek. By the time I realized that this rash was different, the shingles had already begun attack my optic nerve and left eye socket. A journey that brought deep clarity and understanding of an all too familiar phrase, “You don’t know how much something means to you until it is gone” had begun.

Those That Keep On Giving

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Topics: My Stories

A New Milestone For Taylor's Gift And Our Legacy Gift Program

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

19

May

2017

This week Taylor’s Gift Foundation has reached a special milestone of supporting our 150th donor family through our Legacy Gift program!  

The Legacy Gift program was launched in September 2013 and provides immediate financial assistance for families touched by organ donation. The financial support has provided help with a number of needs following the passing of a loved one, including funeral/burial/cremation, utility bills, housing (rent/mortgage/hotel), transportation, food and clothing.

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Topics: Legacy Gift Program

Honoring The Gift Of Life: Be A Part of the Taylor's Garden Legacy

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

12

May

2017

In 2010, a beautiful memorial garden was built in memory of Taylor Storch. Since the garden was created, it has been a peaceful place where individuals come to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in this small oasis.

Last year, Taylor's Gift Foundation launched a Brick Paver campaign that offered individuals and companies the opportunity to purchase bricks and place engraved messages on the pavers that would create a beautiful brick walkway through the garden.

The campaign was an immense success and hundreds of engraved brick pavers were placed in the garden late last year.

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The Miracle of Life: How a Double-Lung Transplant Saved My Daughter's Life

Posted by Guest Writer

04

May

2017

A note from Taylor's Gift Foundation: In honor of National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, we are re-sharing this beautiful story written by Denni Cheney, who is the mother of Morgan, a young lady diagnosed with cystic fibrosis who received a double-lung transplant. Read about her inspiring story below! 


This story feels like a dream and I’m still wondering if the reality of it will ever really sink in. 

It began on February 1, 1990 when a beautiful baby girl, named Morgan, was born to two loving parents, who were young and excited about becoming new parents.  Never did they think about what the next 26 years would bring.  As we took our beautiful baby Morgan home from the hospital, we knew something was wrong, but had no idea what is was.  We took her to five different doctors and they had no idea either.

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Supporting Taylor's Gift Foundation By Checking In For Charity!

Posted by Ashley VanBuskirk

27

Apr

2017

Coppell-based group fitness, Get You In Shape, hosted a charity workout at the beginning of April to kick-off Donate Life Month! Thanks to the efforts of Get You In Shape and the many individuals who attended the event, over $1,100 was raised to support the mission of Taylor's Gift Foundation!

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Celebrating Life: A Note From Emily Allbright, Executive Director

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

20

Apr

2017

April showers bring May flowers but the month of April also brings new life.  New life from those who have said yes to the gift of organ donation and who we celebrate during National Donate Life month.  

It is a month meant for sharing stories of life and hope. Working with Taylor’s Gift Foundation is a daily reminder of how precious life is and the hope found in even the simplest of things. As Executive Director, I oversee the Legacy Gifts given through our Legacy Gift program.

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Learning to Breath: Cherishing New Life After a Lung Transplant

Posted by Guest Writer

12

Apr

2017

"Breathe, Selwa! Breathe."

I gasp for air as I tell myself again.

"Breathe!"

But my breath does not come easy. I fight the tears that begin to well up in my eyes as I pretend not to struggle in front of my children. We had just walked from the parking lot into the grocery store, a long walk when you have 23% lung function.

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Celebrate Donate Life Month

Posted by Taylor's Gift Foundation

07

Apr

2017

Did you know the month of April is Donate Life Month? During this month, the gift of life given  to so many individuals through the selfless act of organ donation is celebrated. In many cases, organ donation is the result of traumatic or sudden event that will forever change the lives of individuals and families touched by this gift.

Taylor’s Gift Foundation started the Legacy Gift program in 2012 to support families of organ donors during their time of need. The program  was established to provide financial assistance to families facing unexpected burial expenses, utilities, rent, and more due to the loss of a loved one who chose to give the ultimate gift of life.

Will you join Taylor’s Gift Foundation this month in supporting these families?

Throughout the month of April, Taylor’s Gift Foundation has several different ways that you can recognize and support these families through the Legacy Gift program.

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Topics: Get Involved Highlights

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