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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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Honoring a Hero: A Legacy Gift Story

Inspired To Make a Difference

After her aunt passed away, a young woman made the life giving decision to register as an organ donor because she was inspired by the selfless gifts her aunt had given as an organ donor. Several years later, this young woman tragically passed away. Her family honored her wishes for her to be an organ donor and through this tragedy and her selfless gift of organ donation, several lives were transformed. 

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

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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Giving Donor Families Hope And Help In Tragedy

 

Written by Noe Narro, Family Services Coordinator at Southwest Transplant Alliance

As a Family Service Coordinator for Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA), I am extremely thankful for Taylor’s Gift Foundation and the unique service they provide to our donor families through their Legacy Gift program. Each donor family I encounter means the world to me. We create a lasting bond as I assist them through a difficult time in their life, the loss of a loved one.  

During the time of a donor family’s grief, I determine what each family might need. Do they need additional grief support? Someone to just be beside them and listen? Do they have a place to stay while out of town or are they struggling to pay for unexpected expenses? My job is to be there for our families to help and guide them during their time of grief.

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Thanksgiving will always stand as a reminder to be grateful for even the smallest blessings. In this season of giving thanks, we are constantly reminded to be thankful for health, friendship, family, and yes - for the second chances offered because of those who have said YES to organ donation.

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A Special Milestone for Taylor's Gift Foundation

 

We reached a special milestone recently in our work at Taylor’s Gift Foundation as we made our 100th Legacy Gift to assist a donor family with an immediate need.  

The Legacy Gift program was launched in September 2013 and provides 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.  Taylor’s Gift is the only foundation in the nation with a program set up with Organ Procurement Organizations to provide financial assistance to donor families.  We are so proud and honored to provide this resource.  

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A Legacy Gift: Helping a Widow Say Her Final Goodbyes to Her Husband

I received a call from a Care Coordinator with a special request for our Legacy Gift program. A widow contacted her to say she was not going to be able to attend her husband’s funeral without transportation assistance.  She lives about one hour away from where the funeral would take place and she did not have the ability to drive due to her failing eyesight.  Her family support system was gone with the recent passing of her husband and they lost their son in 2014.  Her husband was one who had a giving spirit and the gift of life he gave in the end was that as an organ donor.  He served our great country and was being buried with full military honors.  

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Giving Donor Families Hope, Giving Donor Families Help

Written by Noe Narro, Family Services Coordinator at Southwest Transplant Alliance

As a Family Service Coordinator for Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA), I am extremely thankful for Taylor’s Gift Foundation and the unique service they provide to our donor families through their Legacy Gift program. Each donor family I encounter means the world to me. We create a lasting bond as I assist them through a difficult time in their life, the loss of a loved one.  

During the time of a donor family’s grief, I determine what each family might need. Do they need additional grief support? Someone to just be beside them and listen? Do they have a place to stay while out of town or are they struggling to pay for unexpected expenses? My job is to be there for our families to help and guide them during their time of grief.

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