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.

Taylor Clarkston Byesville, OH. Died May 7, 2018. Taylor saved the lives of six people and healed countless others through tissue donation.
Lydia Stewart Amanda, OH. Died March 5, 2017. Lydia saved the lives of three people through organ donation, gave sight to two through cornea donation and healed countless individuals through tissue donation.
Brian Lensink Johnstown, OH. Brian received a life-saving liver transplant on May 15, 2018. Brian said this about donation, “Having received a transplant, my quality of life rapidly returned to what it once was after being sick for so long. Living as a pre-transplant candidate is pretty depressing because of the long list of unknowns.  That dark cloud has been replaced with hope and optimism as my family and I move forward. All thanks to my donor.”
Christal Jones-Shiller Canal Winchester, OH. Christal received a life-saving heart transplant on August 14, 2016. Christal’s family has a hereditary heart condition and she and her sister have received life-saving heart transplants. She is hopeful a donor will also save her cousin’s life and is so thankful to the unknown heroes who have had such an enormous effect on her family.
Deyett Robertson Columbus, OH. Deyett received a life-saving kidney transplant on September 6, 2016. Because of her transplant, she is able to spend valuable time with her family and friends. Deyett tells everyone she know how her donor has completely changed her life and how she is forever grateful for this second chance.
Marshall Cheatham Columbus, OH. Marshall received a life-saving kidney transplant on August 17, 2018. After nearly five years of waiting for his transplant, Marshall received the call on August 16, 2018. While Marshall does not know who his donor was, he said this, “I would like them to know that this kidney will never be taken for granted. It will always be appreciated. And the gift will be used for good.”

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.