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Donor Story: “That was Russell. He always wanted to help people.”

Close up shot of Russell Beasley, Eye Donor

Saturday, May 7, marks exactly five years since a remarkable young man passed away. Russell Beasley battled a rare genetic illness until his death at just 20 years of age. However, his kindness, selflessness, and desire to help others continues to make an immeasurable difference in people’s lives every day.

For those who knew him, the memories of an outgoing, good, generous and kind person are still very much alive. “He never met a stranger — even as a little boy,” says his mother, Sherri Dalton. “He was funny and liked joking around. He was quick witted and even a little mischievous. But he cared about everyone.”Read More

Donor Family Story: Debra

“I just wanted to share about my husband, Jim. He passed away on June 11, 2021 and his eyes were donated through your organization. His heart valves, arteries and skin grafts were also donated. Jim was a wonderful, loving, attentive husband of 42 years.Read More

Donor Family Story: Sandra

“Here is a little bit about Courtney.

Courtney was always striving to be the best and enjoy life to its fullest. She was valedictorian and graduated top of her class in nursing school. She absolutely loved her job as a labor and delivery nurse. She even had to deliver a few babies on her own.

She loved life cliche as it is, she did everything she could from jumping out of plains to hiking the mountains and planning a trip to Africa.Read More

Donor Family Story: Sharon

Photo of Donor, Herman Washington

Photo of Donor, Herman Washington“Herman was a husband for 51 years, a father to our daughter Wendy but his blessing from God was that 30 years ago he received a heart transplant here in Austin thru Seton Heart Transplant Program. After receiving the transplant, he donated his heart valves.Read More

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