The following appears in the winter quarterly edition of The Connection, a newsletter published by Donor Network of Arizona:
For two consecutive years, St. Charles Borromeo Church in Peoria has championed organ and tissue donation during services in honor of National Donor Sabbath. One member within its 1,000 parishioners is a lung recipient and Donate Life volunteer, Barb Davern. On Nov. 13 and 14, during National Donor Sabbath, Barb shared the story of her lung transplant to all church services. “Telling my story to the people of my parish helps me to get out the word that donation works,” Barb says/ “I can now praise our Lord through song. Without the ‘gift of life,’ I would not be alive today.
Donor Network of Arizona wants to thank St. Charles, Father Loren Gonzales, along with Barb and her husband Tim, for their strong and active support of donation.
The article include the following photo courtesy of the Catholic Sun/Andrew Junker with the caption “Father Loren Gonzales during services at St. Charles Borromeo Church”:
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