remembering our

donor heroes

Sahory Elizabeth Bustillo Penalva

Organ Donor


October 2, 2020

I have the honor and peace in my heart, that at such a difficult time in my life, God alone, whose immense merciful love for us gave me the strength, faith, and confidence to make the best decision when honoring my daughter’s gesture to give life to other people. I miss my little hero Sahory, who will be that angel of love on earth for my family. I’m proud of my daughter. I love you my warrior, my hero. Your child will know that Mommy saved lives and that is the best example of love for your neighbor.

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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.