Celebrating 10 Years of Offering Hope through the Texas Medical Center Celebration of Life
Transplant recipients, donor family members and those waiting for lifesaving transplants will share their personal testimonies and journeys with donation during the 10th annual Celebration of Life, “Rainbow of Possibilities” hosted by LifeGift, the organ procurement organization, which services the great Houston area.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
Third Coast Restaurant (6th Floor)
6550 Bertner Avenue
Houston, Texas 77030
Keith Garvin, emcee and anchor for KPRC Channel
Richard Rogers, donor father
Karla “Karlie” Sageth (Spanish and English speaking)
Melvin Morrison, double lung and kidney transplant recipient
Meghan Muppala, high school donor champion
For 10 years, LifeGift has hosted the annual Texas Medical Center Celebration of Life as part of National Donate Life Month, a month-long observance that commemorates those who have received or continue to wait for lifesaving transplants and those who have given the ultimate gift through donation. The purpose of the annual event is to thank our hospital and community partners for helping us make donation possible.
This year’s theme, “Rainbow of Possibilities” was inspired by Donate Life America’s chosen artwork for National Donate Life Month 2018 – a rainbow. Often following a storm, the presence of a rainbow provides optimism and motivates us to endure through dark times. Organ, eye and tissue donation is the bridge of comfort and hope between one family’s mourning and another’s healing – turning tragedy into renewed life.
Established in 1987, LifeGift is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization that offers hope to individuals needing transplants in Southeast, North and West Texas. A founding member of Donate Life Texas, the organization that runs the organ, eye and tissue donor registry and a member institution of the world-renown Texas Medical Center, LifeGift services 10 transplant centers and 200 donor hospitals. It is accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). For more information, visit www.lifegift.org, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.