A Tribute to St. Jude Medical Center Organ Donors

A Tribute to St. Jude Medical Center Organ Donors

Each day there are approximately 107,000 people on the national transplant waiting list, hoping that today might be the day that they receive the gift of life.  Every nine minutes another person is added to the waiting list.
 
This recognition page is dedicated to all the heroes who turned loss into hope and transformed lives through organ donation.  
 
On behalf of every person whose live has been saved through organ donation, and their grateful family members, Providence thanks you from the bottom of our hearts.

Thank you from our CEO - A gift beyond measure 

Through organ and tissue donation, one person can save up to eight lives and help more than 75 others, by restoring sight, making treatment possible for burn patients, and giving individuals who are ill or seriously injured a chance at recovery. 

The individuals and families listed on this page made that decision and forever changed the lives of others. We gratefully celebrate and honor the individuals listed here, who selflessly restored life to those they had never met. 

On behalf of those who were saved because of a decision to donate as well as the families, our physicians and caregivers pay tribute to these lives. 

- Laura Ramos, Chief Executive 

Our Gracious Donors

bouquet-of-rosesMichael Louis Ahlering

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Todd Bryant

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Stephan Dharma

Our beloved son, brother, uncle.  Your unselfish contribution will live on.  May you rest in peace in heaven. 

 

 


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Trashico Edwards

 

 

 


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Jay Mandel Fontenot, Sr.  

We will always remember you as a loving father, son, husband, and friend that you were.  You’ll live in our hearts until we meet again. 

 


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Malcolm Gray

Malcolm loved to help others. His family and friends cherished that attribute in him. May God bless his gift recipients.

 

 


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Albert Grover

Albert Grover was owner and CEO of Albert Grover and Associates - a consulting engineering firm in transportation located in Fullerton, California, for 27 years.

 


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John Joseph Fredette 

Wonderful son, brother, dad, friend and Pepere.  John’s talent in music and photography will forever bless us through the images he captured and songs he enjoyed.   

 


bouquet-of-rosesLuis Gomez 

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David Del Real Gonzalez 

Thank you, Dad, for being there for us and always helping others, you are missed and, in our thoughts, always.  Primero Dios/God First 

 


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James Adam Hastings 

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Joshua Jesus Perez

He was a very loving and giving person.  He loved and gave past his 28 years of life by being a donor.  

 

 


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Dylan Ke 

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photo-of-henry-warzybokHenry Martine Warzybok

Henry served in the US Navy, was a life-long learner and devoted environmentalist who loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was funny, fun to be around and forever remembered in our hearts.

 


photo-of-jose-lemusJose Santos Ortiz Lemus 

Thank you for giving Jose the opportunity to give someone the gift of sight. In memory of his love for his four young children.

 


mathilda-lohstrohMathilda Lohstroh 

The light in your eyes touched everyone. Loving, kind and compassionate, plus your sense of humor will never be forgotten.

 


photo-of-john-maidlowJohn Phillip Gregory Maidlow 

Loving husband, father and poppy.   

 

 


mark-manriquezMark Manriquez 

We miss you dearly. We miss your smile. And we miss the joy & happiness that you would bring. Love you. Always in our hearts. 

 


robert-ziebellRobert Earl Ziebell 

Bob Ziebell, a good man, patriot, husband, veteran, author, Deacon of the church, father, grandpa, great grandpa.  Always humble and kind.  He is dearly missed.  

 


bouquet-of-rosesArthur "Mike" Porter

Dad loved people. So glad he was able to give back even after death. We love you pops!

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Eric Sawrey 

He was an amazing uncle who’s missed dearly. He gave his all in life and in death.  

 

 


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Stacy Lynn Simpson-Pascarella 

Everything to everyone.  Wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. 

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Matthew David Spink 

 

 

 


Jessie White

Jessie White

He loved his family.  Gave the best handshakes and hugs.  Most solid work ethic of anyone.  Made people feel welcomed and accepted. Capable singer. 

 

 


Prayer for Organ Donation 

God of healing, bless the families who have lost their loved ones. In their sorrow, they have given meaning to  Jesus’ words “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10)   by donating their loved one’s organs so that others may have new life.  Bless their strength, their generosity and love.  May their grief turn into joy knowing that their tears were not in vain but gave hope to those who could have given up in despair. To those who witness this profound experience, may it move them to reach out to others still waiting for this gift of life.  Amen. 

- Sr. Suzette Bautista, SP, Manager, Spiritual Care Department

Donor Family Aftercare Program Available to all OneLegacy Donor Families.