One family’s story about giving the gift of life

donatelifeaz logo (2)April is National Donate Life Month. 
DonateLifeAZ is administered by the Donor Network of Arizona (DNA), a nonprofit, 501(c)3 federally designated organ procurement organization for the state of Arizona.  DNA saves and heals the lives of Arizonans through dedicated and passionate work to provide organs to save lives, tissue to heal lives and corneas to restore sight.
During the month of April, we’ll be sharing some touching stories that have been provided by DNA.
Dear Hospital Staff,

My husband Douglas M. Bales was 46 years old when he passed away suddenly of a heart attack.

Doug had a great passion for gardening as he did for life in general. All of his family and many friends were quite saddened by his death. We want to remember the wonderful man, husband and father he was and celebrate his life today and always.

Through organ donation, a part of Doug will always live on and he will never be forgotten. I find extreme comfort in knowing that the donation of his corneas has made it possible for two people to see a new sunrise.

Jackie Bales
Donor Wife

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