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.

Regina Yurkovic New Smyrna Beach, FL. Died August 2, 2016. Regina was an organ and tissue donor who saved and healed countless others through donation.
Mark Youngpeter Delphos, OH. Died July 9, 1997. Mark saved the lives of others through the donation of his kidneys, pancreas and heart.
Hadassah Williams Belpre, OH. Died September 25, 2018. Haddie gave sight to two through cornea donation and will heal many others through tissue donation.
Noah Calhoon Worthington, OH. Died January 11, 2018. Noah donated his liver, kidneys, lungs, thymus, pancreas, trachea and intestine to foster research involving cancer, diabetes, AIDS, kidney-disease risk, tuberculosis, asthma, lung transplants and a malabsorption disorder called short gut syndrome.
Ralph (Lil’ Eddy) Yount III Columbus, OH. Died August 20, 2018. Lil’ Eddy healed countless others through tissue and cornea donation.
Mary Collins Columbus, OH. Mary received a life-saving kidney transplant on April 24, 1995 and a life-enhancing tissue transplant on November 29, 2001. Mary’s life dramatically improved since both of her transplants. As she says, “This wonderful gift gave me a return to health that I couldn’t imagine!”

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.