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


Avrie Nelms

Avrie Nelms, Delaware, OH Avrie received a new heart when she was just sixteen-months old on September 13, 2010. Now in elementary school, she is […]

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Dan Leite

Dan Leite, Columbus, OH Dan was given the gift of life in the form of a life-saving heart transplant on Christmas Day 2015.

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Afatamah McNair

Afatamah McNair, Columbus, OH Afatamah had no idea she was ill until her doctor diagnosed her with liver failure – she was shocked. After only […]

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Leslie Pelino

Leslie Pelino, Columbus, OH Leslie received a liver transplant on January 6, 2012 just as time was running out. In her words, “Actions speak louder […]

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Stan Harris

Stan Harris, Columbus, OH On July 24, 2012 Stan received the call he spent four years waiting for – a kidney donor had been found! […]

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Michaela Martin

Michaela Martin, Columbus, OH Michaela was in eighth grade when she tore her meniscus during a dance routine. Dancing was her life and the thought […]

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Eric Harned

Eric Harned, Worthington, OH Eric was given a second chance at life through donation and transplantation in 2014 when he received a double-lung transplant on […]

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Sam Williams

Sam Williams, Galloway, OH Sam has much to be thankful for – two donors have given him gifts of life! He first received a liver […]

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Beanie Wells

Beanie Wells, Columbus, OH Beanie was a pro football player when he injured his Achilles tendon which ended his career. He was afraid he would […]

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Chris Nance

Chris Nance, Pickerington, OH When Chris was a young child he was diagnosed with an eye disorder which led him to become a cornea recipient. […]

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