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.

Jerry Skorupski Orient, OH. Died June 9, 2015. Jerry saved four lives through organ donation.
Elaina Ameryst Hammond Findlay, OH. Died November 17, 2017. Elaina was just eight months old when she saved two lives through organ donation.
Lou Edwards Zanesville, OH. Died September 23, 2001. Lou was a registered donor who healed countless lives after his death through cornea and tissue donation.
Hugh Reasoner Newark, OH. Died June 6, 2019. Hugh saved the lives of two people through organ donation, gave sight to two through cornea donation and healed countless individuals through tissue donation.
Shelby Cottrell Lancaster, OH. Died August 27, 2010. Shelby was a registered organ donor who saved the lives of five people through organ donation.
Camden Ross Conesville, OH. Died July 5, 2016. Camden gave the gift of sight to two and healed countless others through tissue donation. Camden was a freshman at Tri-Valley High School and a member of the National Junior Honor Society. He enjoyed playing basketball but his passion was Tri-Valley football and he was proud to be a member of the freshman squad. Prior to becoming a member of the team he served eight years as a "ball boy" for the Varsity squad, never missing a game. Cam was an animal lover of all kinds; he loved being with his friends and he enjoyed mowing his grandpa's grass.

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.