Through this photo series, we set out to show the profound impact organ transplants have on their recipients. Before becoming the energetic, athletic and funny kids they are today, the children in these photos received hearts, livers and kidneys from living and deceased donors, with two of them undergoing transplantation well before their first birthdays. The framed photos show each recipient in the days and weeks leading up to their surgery date.
For these kids, a second chance paved the way to move beyond a life filled with beeping monitors and hospital gowns to get back to the soccer fields and classrooms where they belong.
All nine of these kids are thriving today because someone chose to say yes to becoming an organ donor. Are you a registered organ donor?