There is no greater gift, than the gift of LIFE!
As we celebrate National Donate Life Month, there are over 118,000 people waiting for a lifesaving transplant. At 18 months old, Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp was one of those as she waited for, and received, a heart AND double lung transplant. This unbelievable gift allowed Aubrey another year and a half with her family, as well as the opportunity to share the hope her family received with others. Her incredible story came full circle as Jerry and Nancy Hollenkamp donated Aubrey’s organs after her untimely passing.
“Knowing Aubrey’s eyes will give sight to two other people gave us the greatest feeling in the world! Aubrey was always such a great sharer and we knew she would want us to share her sight so another child could see this beautiful world” says Nancy Hollenkamp, Aubrey’s Mom.
Just imagine the smiles that came to their faces when they finally could see their family! Please take the time to consider giving the gift of life. Think about the “what if”’s of life…what if something unexpected happened to you or what if you or a loved one was in desperate need of a healthy & functioning organ. Have the conversation & consider being an organ donor. You can’t take your organs with you and talking openly with your family and friends about your wishes eliminates any uncertainty during a time of loss.
Making the initial decision to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor typically happens when acquiring a driver’s license or state I.D. at your Bureau of Motor Vehicles. This decision CAN BE CHANGED at any time both online or through a mail-in paper enrollment form. Please visit the LifeCenter Organ Donor Network website (www.LifePassItOn.org) – it’s an excellent resource to register as an organ donor, answer any questions you may have about donation, and a great place to hear amazing stories from local Cincinnati families whose lives have been forever changed because of donation.
Organ donation can be your final act of love and generosity towards others.
Please share your intentions with your family and register as an organ donor TODAY!
The 17th Annual 2017 Aubrey Open is just around the corner on Sunday, May 21st, at Aston Oaks Golf Club! Gather your four-some & register TODAY for this fun-filled day filled with great golf, delicious food, cold drinks, games and fun!
Our 2nd Annual “City Chics for Charity” will be held June 21, 2107 (Wed) at Switch Lighting in Downtown Cincinnati! Gather your girlfriends and get your tickets TODAY to view the hottest 2017 fashions, shop trendy vendors all in one place, win great prizes and enjoy delicious food and drink!
The 1st Annual “Rappel for a Reason” is July 15, 2107!
This unbelievable event allows you to Rappel down 26 stories into DOWNTOWN Cincinnati – a once in a lifetime experience! The perfect “bucket list” item for you, your friends or family and anyone who wants to “Toss Your Boss”, “Plunge Your Pastor” or “Drop Your Doc” for a great cause!
2107 Doctor of the Year nominations will be accepted beginning April 15, 2017! Please help us hone pediatric physicians whose dedication, talents and skills serve patients in an exceptional way – nominate them for the annual ARF Doctor of the Year!
Writely Sew’s newly designed website is a ONE STOP SHOP for everything from apparel, embroidery and promotional items! It’s super easy to browse hundreds of promotional and apparel items than can be CUSTOMIZED or PERSONALIZED for your business or family!
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