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.

 

Ken Edington

Ken Edington

Ken Edington, Grove City, OH. Died November 14, 2015. Ken restored sight to two through cornea donation and healed countless others through tissue donation. Ken […]

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Benton James Kennan

Donor Benton James

Benton James Kennan, Grove City, OH. Died November 2, 2016. Benton was a tissue donor who healed countless individuals. Benton was a wonderful son and […]

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Michael Apke

Michael Apke

Michael Apke, Columbus, OH. Died May 13, 2016. Michael was a tissue donor who healed countless individuals through donation. Michael was an Army Paratrooper and […]

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Jackie Ronk

Jackie Ronk, Crestline, OH. Died January 28, 2017. Jackie saved five lives through organ donation, restored sight to two individuals and healed dozens through tissue […]

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Zoe Loy

Zoe Loy

Zoe Loy, Delaware, OH. Died June 18, 2013. Zoe was a tissue donor who healed countless individuals through the donation of her heart valves and […]

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Todd Goble

Todd Goble, Forest, OH. Died March 2, 2013. Todd saved four lives through organ donation, restored sight to two individuals and healed dozens through tissue […]

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Kim Lee

Kim Lee

Kim Lee, McComb, OH. Died May 1, 1998. Kim saved the lives of five people through her gifts of her heart, liver and kidneys, restored sight […]

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Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper, New York City, NY. Died July 1, 2011. Dan was a tissue donor who healed countless individuals. Dan was originally from Ohio, but […]

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Shelby Cooper

Shelby Cooper

Shelby Cooper, Mansfield, OH Died October 21, 2004. Shelby saved three lives through organ donation. Shelby was an energetic and outgoing 16 year-old. She was […]

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Rhonda Major-Mack

Rhonda Major-Mack, Blacklick, OH Rhonda’s husband Rob passed away after waiting for years for a kidney transplant that never arrived. Since that day, Rhonda feels […]

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