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.

 

Laura May Herring

Laura May Herring, organ donor

Laura May Herring, Hilliard, OH. Died September 11, 2017. Laura healed countless others through tissue donation. Many of Laura’s most cherished moments were spent traveling […]

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Timothy Shaver

Timothy Shaver, organ donor

Timothy Shaver, Lewis Center. Died February 24, 2017. Tim saved a life through organ donation. Tim was a graduate of The Ohio State University and […]

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Macy Meadows

Macy Meadows, organ donor

Macy Meadows, Delaware, OH. Died June 16, 2016. Macy saved the lives of four – two children and two adults – through organ donation. Macy […]

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Katie Leigh Widmayer

Katie Leigh Widmayer, organ donor

Katie Leigh Widmayer, Circleville, OH. Died June 22, 2018. Katie saved a life through organ donation. Katie was a loving mom to three children with […]

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Justin Richert

Justin Richert, organ donor

Justin Richert, Mount Vernon, OH. Died June 4, 2008. Justin restored sight to two individuals and healed countless others through tissue donation. Justin was a […]

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Michael Donohoe

Michael Donohoe, organ donor

Michael Donohoe, Columbus, OH. Died November 22, 2016. Michael saved the lives of four people through organ donation and healed countless individuals through tissue donation. […]

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Teresa Jo Lawwell

Teresa Jo Lawwell, organ donor

Teresa Jo Lawwell, Bloomingburg, OH. Died January 15, 2018. Teresa saved the lives of three people through organ donation, gave sight to two through cornea […]

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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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