Donor Memorial Quilts
10/16/1944 - 01/25/2000
Kansas City, MO
My husband, Charles Schulz, was a career Air Force pilot, a Colonel, and an expert about eagles. Because Chuck loved flying and eagles, his quilt square has a prominent eagle to honor him and his gift. Until he died suddenly, leaving four children and three grandchildren, we didn’t know that he would be an organ donor. Donating to 50+ people allowed our family’s anguish to have a thankful side. God’s great gift of life, although taken from Chuck and our family, has been given to others through the Midwest Transplant Network, and for that we give God the glory!
Nancy Schulz, wifeShare on Facebook
1938 - 1999 Larry passed away unexpectedly of heart failure on Dec. 21, 1999. Although it was the most painful holiday season ever for me, as his wife, and also for my family, our faith gave us the assurance that he was with God. We are grateful that his tissue and cornea donation helped others to have better lives. Larry had made the decision to be a donor long before his death, so it was comforting to know that we were following his wishes. Larry, you still live in the hearts of your family.Share on Facebook
12/11/1976 - 05/20/1998 Phillip Andrew "Andy" Nave was born on December 11, 1976 and we lost him on May 20, 1998 in a work related accident. He is the youngest of six boys. Andy attended Fairview Elementary, Oregan Trail Jr. High, and graduated from Olathe North Sr. High. He loved sports (fishing, baseball and football) and was also active on the drill team. Most of all Andy loved to party with his many friends. He loved his beer. Now Andy was a jokester, he loved to have fun and most of all he loved to laugh. So if all of you people who have his organs, his tissues, his eyes; if you feel special little tingles or tugs, it's just his way of telling you he's there and saying "hello".Share on Facebook
09/05/1971 - 01/26/1991
David Charles Starr was 19 years old, and the third of four brothers, when he died on January 26, 1991. He was an accomplished drummer, a Student Council leader, a great soccer player, and a yell leader in high school. During his life, he gave much love and laughter. He went on to attend the University of Missouri to study engineering. On the way to the college bookstore to get a book for one of his classes, his car was struck broadside. He survived the initial accident, but was pronounced brain dead 24 hours later. Our family knew that there was nothing more we could do for David, but if we chose to, we could do something for others.
His heart went to a man in Utah, who was extremely ill, and he has been able to see all four of his children reach adulthood, and added new grandchildren he never would have seen. His eyes gave sight to 2 people and tissues helped innumerable people. His younger brother, Kit, whose heart was touched by meeting a number of organ recipients, and seeing them compete at the Transplant Games, decided that if an opportunity came, he would donate a kidney to someone. That chance came in 2003, and he gave a kidney to a young man his age, who was married with a young family. He said at the time, “If an organ donation could have saved David, and some one gave him that chance, just think how different our lives would have been.” When he decided to become a living donor, he said “Maybe I can keep another family from going through the loss, and pain of grief that we have gone through.” David’s life blessed many when he was alive and continues to bless people even after his death. We, as well, have been given gifts and blessings since his death. We love and miss him very much.Share on Facebook
This patch represents the unlimited potential of a mentally handicapped individual to succeed in life and to make a difference in the world. Robbie’s world included working at Gambino’s Pizza, fishing, horseback riding and making friends. A mentally handicapped person wants the same things as everybody else, to be treated with respect, to be treated as equal. Let this patch open our eyes to those we may see as different, to know that they are the same. In life, Robbie gave his all. In death, he continues to give through the gift of his corneas and tissue. He would have wanted it that way. Paul & Freyja CarlstedtShare on Facebook
09/14/1970 - 10/15/1996 The Donor Memorial Quilt means so much to our family. We entitled it “Angel Watching Over Us.” Bruce was never acquainted with his daughter, Brittany Elaine Atkinson, born after his death, or Tommy Warren, recipient of Bruce’s right kidney. A friend of the family, Edward Jackson, from Houston Texas, collaged this picture on the patch from separate photographs. We are deeply indebted to him for his creative abilities. October 15, 1996 changed our family’s day into a nightmare. God’s plan was to bring completeness to this tragedy giving us extended family members. “Grief is a price we pay for love.” Donor Grandmother Rev. Beulah M. LangfordShare on Facebook
01/12/1967 - 05/21/1998 The picture of Paul is him sitting in one of his favorite cars. We, his family, enjoyed his little jokes. He had a little joke for all of us in the family.Share on Facebook