10th Quilt Unveiled at Donor Family Reception
The 10th quilt panel of the Lifeline of Ohio Donor Memorial Quilt, Services through Giving.
To kick off Donate Life Month 2008, Lifeline of Ohio unveiled the 10th panel of the Donor Memorial Quilt at the March 30 Donor Family Reception in Columbus. The unveiling marked the Quilt's 10th anniversary, honoring the individuals who gave the Gift of Life through organ and tissue donation. "Services through Giving" includes 24 uniquely handmade squares telling the stories of mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, sons, teenage daughters and others who are heroes to the lives they saved at the time of their deaths. Visit the Donor Memorial Quilts page for more information on the 10 panels.
More than 300 donor family members, representing 80 donors, attended the annual Reception. Highlights of the afternoon in addition to the quilt unveiling included a performance by double lung recipient Emily DeArdo, and other thankful recipients distributing gifts of gratitude to the families.
Apparently, I was a "highlight." :-D