Shadowboxes

Stepping inside the Lifeline of Ohio office, the ripple symbolism continues in the carpet, lighting and sage green signage panels. Signs of life and regrowth can be found in the wallpaper that leads to the wall where the donation process is stripped to its simplest elements: Commit. Connect. Continue.

As visitors continue to the conference center atrium, they are greeted by an ever-changing memorial installation on the long wall. Rows of 48 shadow boxes flow out of a large ripple on the wall, highlighting individual stories of donation. Each inset box memorializes a donor with a letter, photo, and/or memento selected by his or her family. Outset boxes feature photos of transplant recipients. The boxes serve as both a memorial and a celebration to the ripple started by each gift of life.

This gallery will continually change as we share new stories. If your loved one was an organ, eye or tissue donor with Lifeline of Ohio and you are interested in creating a box to remember them, contact

Juli Kunselman at 614-384-7375 or jkunselman@lifelineofohio.org.

 

Tim Jones

Tim Jones

Tim Jones, Columbus, OH – Tim received his life-saving heart transplant on July 2, 2004. He has gotten to know his donor’s family and has […]

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Enrica Apollonia

Enrica Apollonia

Enrica Apollonia, Westerville, OH. Since receiving her gift of life through a liver transplant on January 12, 2014, Rica pays it forward by encouraging Ohioans […]

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Gay Eberthart

Gay Eberthart

Gay Eberthart, Dublin, OH – Gay received her life-saving heart transplant after waiting only 45 minutes! She received her second chance at life on April […]

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Randy Zibell

Randy Zibell

Randy Zibell, Bexley, OH – Randy is alive with a deeper appreciation of life thanks to the thoughtfulness and generosity of an organ donor. He […]

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Roman Christopher

Roman Christopher, Delaware, OH – Roman was born with a serious heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. When he was only three months […]

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Brian Simpson

Brian Simpson

Brian Simpson – Proctorville, OH. Died September 8, 2012. Brian restored sight to two through cornea donation and healed countless others through tissue donation. Brian […]

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Tracy Reifer

Tracy Reifer

Tracy Reifer, Williamstown, WV. Tracy was given the gift of life in the form of a life-saving liver transplant on June 22, 2015. She now […]

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Maggie Lyons

Maggie Lyons

Maggie Lyons, Pickerington, OH. Died November 19, 2016. Maggie restored sight to two through cornea donation and healed countless others through tissue donation. Though Maggie […]

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Carrie Hindman

Carrie Hindman

Carrie Hindman, Marion, OH. Died September 12, 2011. Carrie restored sight to two through cornea donation and healed countless others through tissue donation. Carrie was […]

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Edsel Cotter

Edsel Cotter, Columbus, OH. Died March 27, 2017. Edsel was a tissue donor who healed countless individuals through donation. Edsel was an active member of […]

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