remembering our

donor heroes

Dedric Holt

Organ Donor


January 7, 2020

Dedric “DT” Holt was 7 years old when he was hurt in a garage gate accident, which ultimately claimed his life. After several weeks in the hospital, we decided to donate Dedric’s organs to save someone else’s life. Dedric was such a great, happy, goofy kid who always kept us on our toes! Dedric loved outdoors, spending time with his family, and just overall being an adventurous kid! He also LOVED motorcycles! Thank you, TDS, for educating us on donating life during such a hard time. Our experience was awesome from beginning until end, everyone was so supportive and kind to our family. We are so happy Dedric’s organs saved someone’s life!

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Saying thank you

Many donor families find that corresponding with the transplant recipient or recipients can be a powerful experience. Donor families can take comfort in sharing stories and sending well wishes to those who live on because of their loved one.

Should you choose to connect, we're here to help. Letters and cards can be a tremendous gift to both the donor families and recipients. To protect everyone, we provide guidelines for communication. Names remain confidential unless both parties agree to share those with one another, and we provide a correspondence address. We are happy to share sample letters to help you get started.

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