Fan Feature: Jonah Hoser

by Kim Hoser

My son Jonah was born 14 years ago with a serious heart defect that changed our lives. He needed several open-heart surgeries but what would save his life in 2001 was a heart transplant. He was only four years old. His donor was seven.

Jonah loved everything OSU. But his ultimate light in his life was Brutus Buckeye.


Hope, Remembrance and Celebration

Hope, Remembrance, and Celebration — concepts that I have experienced separately, but not all at the same time. This changed on April 2, 2011 in a tent full of friends, colleagues, and total strangers.

When I was told that Lifeline of Ohio would be hosting a 24-hour event, I was completely overwhelmed. “How could our small staff pull off such a huge event,” I wondered. The details started coming together in the months leading up to April, and I learned that each hour would be different, but certainly special. (more…)

A Day of Hope, Remembrance and Celebration

Saturday, April 2, 2011 – 12 AM – 11:59 PM

Lifeline of Ohio Donor Memorial Park, 770 Kinnear Road, Columbus

Join us for a 24-hour celebration of the Gift of Life as we “Don’t Let Another Chair Go Empty.”