remembering our

donor heroes

Justin Kendrick

Justin was an active, kindhearted 23 year old. He was 6 months old when he was diagnosed with asthma. However, he never allowed his asthma to slow him down. He loved being outside, hunting and fishing. He began his career in 2022 and was making plans for his future. Justin had planned to ask his girlfriend to marry him on Christmas Day. On Sunday, November 6, 2022, Justin suffered a fatal asthma attack and passed away on November 7, 2022. He was such a compassionate and caring person and would go out of his way to help someone, with that being said we felt he would want to help somebody if he could and if we could help another family from going through what we went through losing Justin we would. We love and miss him so much!!
-Nikki K., Mom

Justin was the kindest and most selfless person. Our lives were turned upside down when he passed away unexpectedly after a severe asthma attack in November 2022. He loved helping others and would give you the shirt off his back. It was only fitting that he would continue to help others through the gift of donation, saving 4 lives.
-Ashley C., Aunt

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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.

For more information about corresponding with recipients, please call us at 615-564-3649.

We can only do it together

#BeTheGift that saves lives!

When you register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, you leave a lasting legacy and bring hope to those waiting.

To access the National Registry, click here.