Stories of Hope

Stories of Hope

Conversation on “The Gift of Life”

Garrett Terrell

6 Days follows the true-life story of Garrett Terrell, an 11-year old Concord boy who died way too early and became an organ donor. The film was the winner of the Donate Life Hollywood competition in 2010, beating out 25 other films from across the country. Garrett’s mother, a longtime LifeShare volunteer, tells his story as only a mother can.

Adam Wachter

Adam Wachter is literally a poster child for organ donation. He is one of three guys featured in LifeShare’s Man-Up for Life campaign aimed at getting more men to sign-up as organ donors. Like a lot of young boys his age, Adam is a big hockey fan. Thank you to the Charlotte Checkers for creating this video and for teaming up with LifeShare to highlight donor awareness at a game.

Chris Henry

The Chris Henry Story originally ran on CBS Sports Thanksgiving Day 2010. The heart-warming story recalls the fatal accident that took the life of the Cincinnati Bengals wide-receiver, his mother’s courageous decision to donate his organs and the gift of life that followed for the four people who received his organs. LifeShare is pleased to have had a part in bringing the Chris Henry Story to life.

Jason Ray

The Ray of Hope is an incredible journey that features the emotional reunion as the parents of Jason Ray meet the four individuals whose lives were saved by their son. Jason, the mascot for UNC Chapel Hill, was tragically killed in an auto accident hours before the team was to play in a NCAA basketball tournament.


Dawn, a Zumba instructor, is among those leading the effort to reach out to Charlotte’s  Latin American Community with positive donation messages. Her cousin was an organ donor, a decision her family feels good about even years later.


Thanks to the unselfish generosity of a donor family who lost their own baby, Skylar has the opportunity to ride a bike, to go to school, to be a normal little boy. He’s come a long way in a short time since this family portrait was taken in the hospital.