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


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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Sylvia Smith

Sylvia Smith, Columbus, OH Marie’s journey to transplant began in the 80s when she was diagnosed with liver disease. Finally, in 2011 her liver failed. […]

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Oniel Pena

Oniel Pena, Columbus, OH Died December 28, 2016. Oniel restored sight to two individuals and healed countless others through tissue donation. Oniel was a believer […]

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Tim Haley

Granville, Ohio. Died August 27, 2008. Officer Haley saved fives lives through organ donation, restored sight to two and healed countless individuals through tissue donation. […]

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Steven Smith

Pataskala, Ohio. Died April 12, 2016. Steven saved two lives through organ donation. He was a loving husband to wife Lisa, father to daughter Brittany […]

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Bill Jones

Columbus, Ohio. Died January 10, 2012. Bill healed countless individuals through the gift of tissue donation. Bill was the associate athletics director for The Ohio […]

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Dean Poole

Fresno, OH. Died June 25, 2011. Dean was a tissue donor who healed countless individuals. He loved to eat pickles, go hunting and his Chevy […]

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Adam Wasielewski

Delaware, Ohio. Died June 6, 2010. Adam gave the gift of sight to two and healed countless others through tissue donation. Adam was all-boy, loved […]

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Joseph Reiff

Columbus, Ohio. Died April 2, 2013. Joseph was a tissue and cornea donor who healed and restored sight to countless individuals. Joseph was an artist […]

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Anthony Jackson

Bexley, Ohio. Died June 6, 2013. Anthony saved four lives through organ donation, restored the sight of two through cornea donation and healed countless others […]

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