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Amos Beamon

Amos Beamon

Organ & Tissue, Wisconsin

Normally full of energy and known for always working, Amos Beamon was suddenly slowed. Doctors gave him the news that both his heart and liver were failing. He needed a double transplant.

“It was terrible. I couldn't do anything,” says Amos. “They told my wife and me if I didn’t have the transplants that I would die.”

As Amos’ health deteriorated, he waited patiently on the transplant waiting list. One summer day, he finally got the news that they found a match for a new heart and liver.“When they call you, it’s something you can’t explain,” says Amos. “It’s scary, but it’s joy.”

Since having the transplants, Amos’ life has returned to normal. “I can walk, go to work and spend time in the garden. Everything has changed. It’s like a totally different life.”

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Jesse Pagel presenting a check to Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin to support Organ Donation

Jesse Pagels

Jesse was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2003. Unfortunately, the treatment damaged his lungs. In 2013, a match was found and Jesse underwent a life-saving double lung transplant.

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Judges Derek Mosley and JoAnn Eiring

In 2014, Derek was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. Already his colleague and close friend, JoAnn got tested to see if she could donate her kidney and save Derek’s life.

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Gia Danninger

Gia Danninger

Gia Danninger is a fighter. When she was 5 years old, she was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare disease that occurs when the body stops producing enough new blood cells.

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