Telling the story of donation

The atrium in the Lifeline of Ohio office features an ever-changing memorial installation featuring 48 shadowboxes. Nearly two-thirds of the framed tributes highlight individual stories of donors through photos, letters and/or mementos selected by donor families. Each inset box memorializes a donor while outset boxes feature photos of transplant recipients.

The boxes serve as both a memorial and a celebration of the ripple started by each gift given through donation. View our digital shadowboxes below to see a complete gallery of all who have been featured over the years.

If you are interested in working with us to create a shadowbox please complete the form below to receive more information.

Helen Meriweather Helen was a double-lung recipient.
Christi Gayheart Christi saved the lives of two people through organ donation, donated her heart to a special research project and will heal countless others through tissue donation.
Quade Ray Quade saved the lives of three people through organ donation.
John B. “John John” Mullins IV John John saved the lives of five people through organ donation and enhanced countless other lives through tissue, heart valve and vein donation. He gave sight to two through cornea donation and was able to donate his ribs to a special research project for vehicle child safety restraints that will help prevent injuries and save countless children's lives.
Chaise Fink Chaise gave sight to two through cornea donation and healed countless others through tissue donation.
Joshua Whitley Joshua saved four lives through organ donation and his lungs went to a research initiative.

Create a shadowbox

The 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, please click the button below to fill out the form, contact shadowbox@lifelineofohio.org or call 614-384-7375.