8 Amazing Children Have A Second Chance At Life, Thanks To Organ Donors


April is National Donate Life, a time when local, regional and national organizations come together to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of organ transplants. On an average day, 92 people receive organ transplants, many of whom are just children.

To commemorate the month, and thank organ donors everywhere, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta asked patients’ parents to photograph their child doing something they couldn’t do before receiving an organ transplant.

The hospital compiled them all into an inspiring photo series that shows the power of organ donation and captures the renewed sense of hope that comes with a second chance at life. While each child’s story is different, they all share a common thread of gratitude for the donors and their families.

Mallory, 5, received her new heart at age 2 and can now go to Disney World.

Photo Courtesy of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta