COLUMBUS — Lifeline of Ohio, a nonprofit organization promoting and coordinating organ and tissue donation in central and southeastern Ohio, hosted its annual “Ambassador Appreciation” dinner to thank volunteers for their dedication to promoting donation. Crown City resident Tonya Warren received the Shining Star Award for contributing between 20 and 29 hours of service to promote organ and tissue donation.
Three families from across the country come together for the first time because of the one thing that will link them forever.
On Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, the ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition episode featured the recent Beavercreek, Ohio home build. Life Connection of Ohio staff and Donate Life Ambassadors were on site during the build, hosting a weeklong organ and tissue donor registry drive. Watch the ABC22’s special that aired following the EMHE episode, featuring Life Connection of Ohio’s donor registration efforts.
As a child, Kasey Burleson loved dropping off toys for Christmas toy drives at Fire Station 27 on Smoky Row Road. That love of giving continued through her last year, in 2005, when she lost her life at age 16 after a car accident.
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