By Meredith Ulmer, donor family member
On May 30, 1994, I was only two years old. Busy playing with my sisters, watching Barney, you know that hard-to-live toddler life! I was also so proud to be a big sister. Even though I was young, I loved taking care of Molly, my younger sister, and helping my mom do whatever she needed done.
I was too young to remember much of Molly’s personality; my mother had always told me that she was a happy baby. She had light brown hair and brown eyes; just like me. I was playing with my older sister Elizabeth and Molly was napping. My mom was in the kitchen making potato salad for a family Memorial Day picnic and my dad was golfing. It was an ordinary day. This day turned very unordinary when my mom went to wake Molly up from her nap. She picked Molly up to realize she wasn’t breathing.
This Saturday, Lifeline of Ohio will be at Crew Stadium to promote our “Heroes on and off the Field” campaign before the Crew take on Real Salt Lake. And you could be there too! (more…)
This week, one of Lifeline of Ohio’s Donate Life Ambassadors is competing for the title of Miss Ohio with a very important platform: “shine on through organ and tissue donation.” (more…)
This week at Donate Life America’s annual meeting, hundreds of organ donation professionals caught the first glimpse of the 2013 Donate Life Rose Parade® float! The float, entitled “Journeys of the Heart,” is the tenth entry designed by Donate Life.
This week, Donate Life America connected with many DMV officials to thank them for their role in registering organ and tissue donors. I work with our BMV partners in central and southeastern Ohio, and I know how crucial they are to helping us grow the Ohio Donor Registry. (more…)
I am so excited for my fourth Dash for Donation July 14! It’s amazing to see so many people in downtown Columbus supporting and organ and tissue donation – you might even say it’s a “swarm” of support. (more…)
There is plenty of excitement each year as the PGA Tour comes to Columbus for the Memorial Tournament. This year there’s a special story to follow - a story with heart.
PGA Tour Rookie Erik Compton, tied for second after the first round of play, is one of the most talented golfers in the world. He has traveled the globe competing with golf’s elite; he is a husband and a father.
He is also the only professional golfer in the world to compete with a transplanted heart. (more…)