Midwest Transplant Network Legacy Walk 2017

On April 1, 2017, Midwest Transplant Network kicked off National Donate Life Month with their first annual Legacy Walk at Theis Park in Kansas City, Missouri, to honor donor heroes and celebrate life. This event gave an opportunity for everyone with a connection to donation and transplantation to come together. The families of Darin Wainscott and Kalee Chandler joined together …

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GIVE THE GIFT OF SIGHT

Give The Gift of Sight – National Eye Donor Month By Susan H. Miller, O.D. Optometrist Imagine that one day you notice your vision is very blurry. You visit your local eye doctor thinking you probably just need glasses. You learn that you have a condition that affects the cornea, the clear outer layer on the front of the eye. …

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Give the Gift of Sight

Imagine that one day you notice your vision is very blurry. You visit your local eye doctor thinking you probably just need glasses. You learn that you have a condition that affects the cornea, the clear outer layer on the front of the eye. The doctor tells you your cornea is damaged and glasses or contact lenses will not help …

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Kevin Jacobs: A Donor Legacy

The Giving Fore Living Committee would like to honor Kevin Jacobs this week in our article. Kevin Jacobs, the 24-year-old son of Stewart and Kerrie Jacobs of Butler, Missouri and Toni and Eldo Eaglen of Milan, MO loved spending time with his fiancé Kaycee Trevino and their beautiful daughter, Keylee Jacobs. Kevin became an organ donor at a very young …

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A Donor Legacy: The Never-Ending Story 2015 Donate Life Parade Float

Even donation of organs, eyes and tissues begins an inspiring story that lives on forever.  In their passing, deceased donors open up a world of health, sight and mobility to people in need, while the gifts form living donors release family members, friends and even strangers to live more fully.  Grateful transplant recipients are freed to contribute to their families, …

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Donor Awareness Week 2015

Darin Wainscott’s greatest passions were watching his two children play sports and horse shows, particularly those for quarter horses. Darin was also devoted to his work, his church, and his community. He had signed up to be an organ donor many years prior so that he could help others when the time came. On February 27, 2013, he suffered a …

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A Donor Legacy: Part IV

Without the organ donor, there is no story, no hope, no transplant. But when there is an organ donor, life springs from death, sorrow turns to hope and a terrible loss becomes a gift. Donation is important because thousands of people die or suffer needlessly each year due to a lack of organ and tissue donors. A transplant is often …

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A Donor Legacy: Part III

Giving Fore Living Committee Celebrates Blue and Green Day for Organ Donation Giving Fore Living is an annual golf tournament, banquet and fundraising event to celebrate the life of Darin Wainscott. In the coming together of friends and family of Darin, we hope to celebrate his life, his values, and his commitment to his family and community. In particular, we …

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A Donor Legacy: Part II

Organ Donation Awareness Organ donation is the process of giving an organ or a part of an organ for the purpose of transplantation into another person. Transplantation is one the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. But despite continuing advances in medicine and technology, the need for organs an tissue is vastly greater than the number available …

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A Donor Legacy

Darin Wainscott led a life of compassion, humility and generosity, which will be long remembered in Butler, Missouri and surrounding communities. His life as a man of family, community and God provides an example for all of us, and in his honor, we have organized the annual Giving Fore Living charity golf tournament. The second annual event will be held on …

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