Laura’s Gift of Life Story

On February 22, 2009, Trish received a second chance at life when she received my daughter Laura’s liver. Please watch this powerful video which highlights our family’s intersecting stories (created by Versiti Organ & Tissue).

Laura’s Life and Legacy

Laura was an “old soul” yet young-at-heart. As a child she engaged in adult conversations as often as she played dress-up with her two younger sisters. An academically-motivated and talented student, she enjoyed writing creative stories, hanging out with friends, and sketching dress designs; she had an unwavering desire to be editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine. In her all-too-brief yet meaningful life, Laura inspired friends and family with her smile and acts of kindness. By becoming an organ donor, Laura saved a woman’s life — Trish’s life. Laura’s life and memory will always be a blessing to our friends and family,

You Can Help Save Lives

Register to Become an Organ Donor

  • Make the Decision to DonateSee FAQ’s To Learn More

  • Two Ways to Register – 1) Register Here, 2) At Your Local Motor Vehicle Department 3) Use Siri on your iPhone

  • Discuss Your Wishes with Your Family

Start a chapter of SODA

SODA: Student Organ Donation Advocates is a non-profit organization, founded by my daughter Sara, which inspires and supports student-led organ donation education and registration efforts high school and college campuses. 

Start a Chapter Today

Join Us at the 11th Annual Run With Wolfes 5KRun/Walk on September 13, 2020 

Each year our family gathers a team in memory of Laura to raise funds for brain cancer research and organ donation education. At this year’s “Run From Home” virtual event, we will be together in spirit and through social media as we celebrate our success, remember those we have lost and honor those who are fighting and who have survived.  Join us for a virtual start as we go live on Facebook at 10am. Then, go out and run, walk, jog, or drink your coffee from the comfort of your couch!  To make a donation, please click here.


In memory of Laura, we are raising funds to increase brain cancer research and increase organ donation awareness.

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