Shadowboxes

Stepping inside the Lifeline of Ohio office, the ripple symbolism continues in the carpet, lighting and sage green signage panels. Signs of life and regrowth can be found in the wallpaper that leads to the wall where the donation process is stripped to its simplest elements: Commit. Connect. Continue.

As visitors continue to the conference center atrium, they are greeted by an ever-changing memorial installation on the long wall. Rows of 48 shadow boxes flow out of a large ripple on the wall, highlighting individual stories of donation. Each inset box memorializes a donor with a letter, photo, and/or memento selected by his or her family. Outset boxes feature photos of transplant recipients. The boxes serve as both a memorial and a celebration to the ripple started by each gift of life.

This 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, contact

Juli Kunselman at 614-384-7375 or jkunselman@lifelineofohio.org.

 

Brian Lensink

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 […]

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Christal Jones-Shiller

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 […]

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Deyett Robertson

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 […]

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Marshall Cheatham

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 […]

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Tyler Cummins

Tyler Cummins, Columbus, OH.  Tyler received a life-saving heart transplant on February 25, 2019. Tyler waited for just four hours for a heart transplant after […]

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Tracy Linebarger

Tracy Linebarger, Columbus OH. Tracy received a life-saving lung transplant on January 18, 2017. Tracy had this to say about the gift she received – […]

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Terry Tucker

Terry Tucker, New Albany, OH. Terry received a life-saving kidney and liver transplant on May 9, 2017. Terry is very grateful to his donor for […]

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Ryan Zinn

Ryan Zinn, Columbus, OH. Ryan received a life-saving heart transplant on September 26, 1988. Since transplant, Ryan has been able to LIVE! He was able […]

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Jerry Skorupski

Jerry Skorupski

Jerry Skorupski, Orient, OH. Died June 9, 2015. Jerry saved four lives through organ donation. Jerry was a kind, loving and selfless man giving of […]

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Elaina Ameryst Hammond

Elaina Ameryst Hammond

Elaina Ameryst Hammond, Findlay, OH. Died November 17, 2017. Elaina was just eight months old when she saved two lives through organ donation. Elaina was […]

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JoJo Kevin Hughes

JoJo Kevin Hughes

JoJo Kevin Hughes, Whitehall, OH and Buffalo, NY. Died February 23, 2019. Jojo was a registered donor who saved 3 lives through organ donation. JoJo […]

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Camden Ross

Camden Ross

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 […]

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Shelby Cottrell

Shelby Cottrell

Shelby Cottrell, Lancaster, OH. Died August 27, 2010. Shelby was a registered organ donor who saved the lives of five people through organ donation. Shelby […]

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Hugh Reasoner

Hugh Reasoner

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 […]

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Lou Edwards

Lou Edwards

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. […]

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Sydnee Williams

Sydnee Williams, Gahanna, OH. Died October 20, 2013. Sydnee saved the lives of three people through organ donation, gave sight to two through cornea donation […]

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Larry Mayer

Larry Mayer, Carmel, IN. Died April 17, 2017. Larry saved four lives through organ donation and healed countless others through tissue donation. Larry competed on […]

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Louisa Mosley

Louisa Mosley, Canal Winchester, OH. Died September 20, 2016. Louisa saved two lives through organ donation and gave sight to two through cornea donation. Louisa […]

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Eleanor Mosley

Eleanor Mosley, Canal Winchester, OH. Died September 20, 2016, Eleanor saved two lives through organ donation and gave sight to two through cornea donation. Eleanor […]

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Regina Yurkovic

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. […]

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