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Laura Miller

Laura Miller

Organ & Tissue, Wisconsin

Laura was a vibrant 14-year-old when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor which resulted in irreversible brain damage. Her younger sisters, Sara and Rachel, urged their parents to consider organ donation. They knew it was what Laura would have wanted. 

Together, the family decided that donating her organs might provide a chance at life for someone else — and it did. Laura's liver recipient, Trish, says she cherishes each and every day and is grateful for Laura's gift of life.

Watch the video and hear this unique and powerful story.

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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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Judge Mosely and Judge Eiring at Cream City 5K in 2019

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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