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Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Runs - Hosted By LifeGift

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The Story

Thank you for considering how you might generously partner with LifeGift in the efforts to increase the number of lives saved through organ and tissue donation.

 

The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run became a tradition in Fort Worth 15 years ago and is now becoming an annual event in Houston. In 2017, LifeGift is adding Lubbock to the race circuit, bringing more hope to the communities we serve.

 

Together, we honor those who gave, pay tribute to those who received, offer hope to those who continue to wait and remember the lives lost while waiting for the Gift of Life.

 

Your financial gift will support the race logistics, help finance donor family/recipient meetings and donor memorials. All of these events pay tribute to the legacy of organ, eye and tissue donors in meaningful ways.

 

“Contribute $80, ten dollars for each of the 8 organs that can be transplanted, and for the 8 lives that can be saved by one organ donor.”

 

“Contribute $120 to give the more than 120,000 people waiting nationwide a second chance at life.”

 

“Contribute $50, because one tissue donor can restore health to over 50 people.”

 

“Contribute $22 to represent the fact that every day, 22 people die waiting for a life-saving transplant.”

 

A Message From a Donor Family

 

Dear supporters,

 

My name is Linda Lupher and I’m a donor mom. In 2007, our daughter Lauren became an organ and tissue donor. Through the miracle of donation, she was able to donate her kidneys, corneas and heart valves to perfect strangers. Susan Hernandez, a 32-year-old from the Fort Worth area, received Lauren’s left kidney.

 

In April of 2011, my husband and I had the unique opportunity to meet Susan during a donor family/recipient gathering hosted by LifeGift and Cook Children’s Medical Center. The pain of losing our daughter will always run deep, but meeting one of her recipients was extremely healing for us. And, as an added bonus, Susan gave birth to her first child in 2012 on Lauren’s dad’s birthday.

 

Since Lauren’s death, we have attended donor memorials that pay tribute to Lauren and other donors. These events give us pause to remember our precious loved ones and their precious gifts.

 

The funds raised through the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run will finance more donor family/recipient meetings and donor memorials, providing hope and healing to others. See you in Houston, Fort Worth and/or Lubbock!

 

Linda Lupher
Donor Mom and LifeGift Volunteer

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New Beginnings

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$1,941

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Heart of Gold

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$365

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LIVER STRONG

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$300

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LIFE IS GOOD

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$155

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Team Lukas Xavier

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$100

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ROMEOS HOPE

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$25

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Baylor All Saints ICU

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$0

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Gerard II

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$0

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Jordan Paredes

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$0

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New Beginnings

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SPKF

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Steve's Drum Line

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