Jonathan Bowen: Lifebanc

//Jonathan Bowen: Lifebanc

Jonathan Bowen: Lifebanc

My son J.C. passed away, suddenly, in 2017. The work the people at Lifebanc did with our family to help facilitate organ donation has been nothing short of amazing; here’s the Facebook post announcing J.C.’s death.

We donated his body in its entirety with no questions asked. I went back to Rainbow Babies to give a speech earlier this year; here’s the news article link.

We learned in October, through Lifebanc, that J.C.’s aortic valve has been transplanted into somebody at a hospital in Illinois. Here’s the Facebook post regarding the news of the transplant.

I would love Lifebanc to be awarded the $500. The organization has advocated for my family, including my son J.C., and for the families of countless other donors. I miss my son dearly but I imagine his aortic valve is helping an infant child somewhere out there in the world to simply live. What a gift…

By |2018-12-12T21:12:19-06:00December 10th, 2018|Charity|3 Comments

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  1. Mark Cafiero December 12, 2018 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Jonathan, so sorry for your loss. As a parent, I can’t even imagine what a challenge this has been. But to know that a part of your child still lives, and is possibly helping another child to have a long life is spectacular! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Anne Bowen December 13, 2018 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    I’ll be donating your Christmas gift to Lifebanc .

    • Mark Cafiero December 14, 2018 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      I love this, Anne!!!

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