My fiancé was an organ donor. Lou DiGiacomo was a generous and caring man devoted to our daughter Zoey. He was courageous in facing ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease.) We talked about organ donation after he was diagnosed, and when his battle with ALS came to an end on November 19, 2014, Lou became a donor.
I remember the Unyts staff being so empathetic and so caring. They were able to offer comfort that no one else could at that time. Through Unyts Family Services, I later received a letter from the recipient of one of Lou’s kidneys. As I read it, the tears came flowing down, but I was able to smile, knowing that Lou gave someone the gift of life. Lou checked yes.
HELPING FAMILIES, HONORING DONORS
Unyts has dedicated staff who work tirelessly to support families in their time of need and beyond. The Family Services team provides grief resources and referrals, holds workshops, and commemorates donors through programs like Honoring Our Heroes. Family Services also assists families who wish to communicate with transplant recipients. Events such as the Donate Life Walk and Remembrance Ceremony honor donors and their families.
WE NEED YOU
As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Unyts depends on the generosity of individuals and businesses to help fulfill its mission of saving and enhancing lives while honoring those who have given the gift of life. A gift to Unyts will enable us to provide programs that reach children, adults, those on the transplant waiting list, health care professionals, and donor families, like Nicole’s.
We are asking you to make a contribution today!
Unyts is dedicated to making a difference through organ, eye, tissue and blood donation, but there is a cost to do this.
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