Timothy Lewis

September 28, 2015

Timothy Lewis was always very active. In 2012, he went to a free heart screening where he found out he had heart disease. He never had any symptoms. In 2014, he received a heart transplant, and he is forever grateful to his donor and donor family for the Gift of Life they gave him. This […]

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Linda Amos – Revisited

September 1, 2015

This is a renovation of the story of Linda C. Amos from October of 2013 to reflect the title change to Mississippi Miracle. Linda was an active woman that was limited by her heart troubles. It was determined one day she would need a heart transplant. Her miracle came on April 15th in 2011. She […]

Bobby Martin

June 12, 2015

Bobby Martin was days away from being taken off a waiting list for a new heart because his health was so poor that doctor’s didn’t think he would be able to survive a heart and kidney transplant. He received a miracle on March 4th, 2014. This is his story, his Mississippi Miracle.

Janet Cook

July 19, 2014

Janet Cook was a loving mother and grandmother that was willing to do anything for anyone. Her life was cut short in November of 2011 after she suffered multiple heart attacks. Her kids knew exactly what she would want to do and that was to help others. This is her Mississippi Miracle.

Matthew Gaskin

June 16, 2014

Matthew Gaskin lived life to the fullest. In January of 2008 Matthew’s life was cut short by an automobile accident. He was always helping others in life and his family knew he would want to help others after his death. This is his Mississippi Miracle story.

Phadra Pinckney

May 13, 2014

On March 20th, 2014, Phadra Pinckney of Jacksonville, Florida met her donor family and donor’s mother Connie in Union, MS. Phadra was the recipient of the gift of a kidney and pancreas donated by Mike D. Moore in January of 2011.

Astrid Robison

March 17, 2014

Astrid Robison was five months old when she suffered a seizure in 2011. She would be a multiple organ donor. Her mother Samantha tells the story of this Mississippi Miracle.

Kelli Miller

February 18, 2014

Kelli Miller was a young lady full of life and energy. She was preparing for college and to be married when her life was cut short in August of 2011. Kelli was a registered organ donor and this is her Mississippi Miracle.

Justyce Hutto

December 16, 2013

Justyce Hutto never met a stranger and always had a smile on her face, despite her daily battle with Spina Bifida. Justyce died at the tender age of 15 and her family knew that her wish would be to help others.

Linda C. Amos

November 19, 2013

Linda C. Amos was an active woman that was limited by her heart troubles. It was determined one day she would need a heart transplant. Her miracle came on April 15th in 2011. She then got to meet her donor family on November 11th in 2013.

Vicki Taylor

October 21, 2013

A veteran teacher from Jackson, Mississippi, Vicki Taylor found herself slowing down over the past few years. She found out she would need a kidney transplant. In December 2012, she would get the transplant just before going on dialysis.

Pierce Cartwright

August 19, 2013

Pierce Cartwright was a happy little boy who lived his short life to the fullest. On the day of his fourth birthday party, Pierce drown. In the wake of this tragedy, the family selflessly thought of others and what hope Pierce could give.

Tracey Stephens

June 18, 2013

Tracey Stephens was a dad that loved his kids. In March of 2011 he suffered a stroke and was a multiple organ donor. His gift of donation saved three lives. He lives on through others and is a hero to his three kids.

Connie Dixon

May 17, 2013

Connie Dixon is an artist from Jackson, Mississippi who found out first hand the power of organ transplantation when he received a kidney after years of dealing with diabetes and then dialysis.

Chase Wroten & David Cox

April 15, 2013

This is the second part of a two part story. Chase Wroten died suddenly in 2011. One of the recipients of his lifesaving gifts was family friend David Cox.

Chase Wroten

March 18, 2013

Chase Wroten was an organ donor in April 2011. One of the recipients of his lifesaving gifts was a family acquaintance. This is the first part of a two part Monday’s Miracle. The second part will air during National Donate Life Month on Monday, April 15th, 2013 the two year anniversary of Chase’s donation date.

Matthew McPhearson

March 12, 2013

Matthew McPhearson of Collinsville was a young man who loved to help others. In June of 2011 he was killed in a car wreck along with his dad Keith. Keith was unable to be a donor but Matthew saved three lives.

Joe Jackson

January 31, 2013

Joe Jackson was known as a giving person around him hometown of Rolling Fork. It was  natural for the family to think of him as an organ donor because of his giving nature and because of the gifts his family had already received from others.

Thomas Rogers

November 19, 2012

Thomas Rogers was born with a heart disease and has needed connective tissue to help his heart function better. This is his story of how donation has helped better his life and how he honors his donor family by promoting organ and tissue donation.

Jimmy Barber

October 18, 2012

Jimmy Barber from Greenville was a 15 year old full of life who loved playing baseball. Ericka Barber, Jimmy’s mother, tells how donation honored his life and spirit after he died suddenly from an accident in July of 2012.

Danielle Bryant

September 20, 2012

Danielle ‘Bay Bay’ Bryant was full of life and always smiling according to her family. She would also do anything to help someone else in need. A brain aneurysm claimed Danielle’s life in June of 2012. This is her story of donation told by her mother, Cynthia Camel and her uncle Charles Brinston.

Angelica McGill

September 11, 2012

14 year old Angelica McGill of Laurel, Mississippi was killed in a car accident in October of 2011. She was a multiple organ and tissue donor. Her family speaks about how donation reflects the spirit of Angelica and how she would have wanted to help others.

Paul Watson

May 18, 2012

Paul Watson of Madison, Mississippi died while on vacation in Florida in 2006. He had a personal connection to organ donation and his family knew he would want to help others as his last act of love and kindness.

Art Pullum

May 1, 2012

Art Pullum of Jackson, Mississippi tells his story of waiting for a lifesaving kidney transplant.

Emmanuel Hedrick

March 15, 2012

At 20 years old, Emmanuel Hedrick of Port Gibson, Mississippi had a lifetime ahead of him. But in December of 2010 his life came to a tradegic end after he was killed by a senseless act. His mother, Felesia Hedrick, talks about her son’s gift to others, the gift or organ donation, and how it […]

Jonathan Laird

February 15, 2012

Jonathan Laird of Brookhaven, Mississippi received a lifesaving gift of a liver transplant before he was a year old.

Barney McKee

January 18, 2012

Barney McKee of Brandon, Mississippi received a lifesaving gift from an anonymous donor that gave him new life. Now he promotes organ donation every chance he gets to pay his gift forward.

2011 Compilation Video

December 12, 2011

A compilation of Monday’s Miracle stories from 2011, telling the story of organ donation through the donor families and recipients.

Annie & Brook

November 17, 2011

Annie Lucious and Brook Williams are Family Care Specialist for the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency. This edition of Monday’s Miracle talks about their experiences in dealing with families and donation.

Michael D. Moore

October 7, 2011

Michael D. Moore of Philadelphia, Mississippi was a donor after being shot and killed in January 2011. His family honored his loving, caring spirit by making him an organ donor.

Derrick Joiner

September 15, 2011

Derrick Joiner of Jackson, Mississippi was killed in February 2008. His mother knew that he would want to help others by giving the Gift of Life through organ donation.

Holland Shoemake

July 22, 2011

16 year old Holland Shoemake of Petal, Mississippi was killed in a car accident just a mile from her home. Her family knew she would want to help others by being an organ donor. It was a decision that touched her mother Vicki’s life so much that she became a part of the MORA family.

Katina Lang

July 11, 2011

This is the story of Katina Lang-Jenkins from Jackson, Mississippi who spent four years on dialysis before receiving the gift of a new kidney.

Fred Robinson, Jr.

June 9, 2011

Fred Robinson, Jr. of McComb, Mississippi suffered a stroke at the age of 18. His family decided that he would give the Gift of Life through donation. Ira Berry was one of the recipients of Fred’s incredible gifts.

Al Bell

May 16, 2011

A multi-talented man, Al Bell of Jackson, Mississippi was known as Big Al. He died unexpectedly at the age of 55. His story of donation is told by his sister, Joyce Hughes.

Lonzo Silas

March 14, 2011

Lonzo Silas of Indianola, Mississippi was dealing with a failing heart. After two years on a waiting list he was given a second chance at life through donation thanks to Willie Hart, Jr. and his caring family.

Monica Long

February 15, 2011

In one of the most incredible stories of donation, the family of 10 year old Monica Long, from Greenwood, Mississippi share the story of their daughter’s vision of donation and how she influenced a community to give the Gift of Life.

Sarah Beth James

January 11, 2011

2010 Miss Mississippi Sarah Beth James of Madison, Mississippi, talks about her upcoming Miss America pageant and her commitment to the cause of organ donation

2010 Compilation Video

December 14, 2010

A compilation of Monday’s Miracle stories from 2010, telling the story of organ donation through the donor families and recipients.

Gary Davis

November 23, 2010

Tissue donor Gary Davis of Brookhaven, Mississippi has his story told by his wife, Connie Davis, who knew her husband was a caring man that would want to help others, especially children, which he did through donation.

Frank Salas

October 6, 2010

Frank Salas of Vicksburg, Mississippi was killed trying to stop a crime. His fiancé, Laral Chandler, tells of the decision to give the Gift of Life through Frank after his life was suddenly cut short.

Kelly Pates

September 10, 2010

Kelly Pates of Brandon, Mississippi was a local musician that loved life and making people smile. His story of donation is told by his wife Jean, who knew his desire would be to help others.

Natia Hutchins

July 12, 2010

Natia Hutchins of Jackson, Mississippi died suddenly at the age of 23 in August of 2005. Her mother, Gwen Washington, shares Natia’s inspiring story of donation.

Chris Slaughter

June 4, 2010

Christopher Slaughter of Jackson, Mississippi drowned in October of 2007. His mother, Ethel Flowers, talks about how Chris would approve of the decision to donate and how he influenced her life and she now influences others through donation.

Ann Tyner & Sherry McDill

May 10, 2010

Ann Tyner of Madison, Mississippi and Sherry McDill of Brandon, Mississippi have formed a bond and lifelong friendship through donation. Both recipients of organ donation, they are strong advocates for MORA and often volunteer their time to tell people about the Gift of Life.

Elizabeth Smith

April 3, 2010

Elizabeth Smith of Jackson, Mississippi suffered a stroke in May of 2005. Her family shares the story of her donation and the powerful impact Elizabeth had on the lives of others in her life and death.

Malcolm Brinson

March 8, 2010

Malcolm Brinson of Jackson, Mississippi was killed in front of his business in 2007. His mother Rolean shares his story and how her artistic son would have approved of helping others through donation.

Melinda Cooper Murphy

February 8, 2010

Melinda Cooper Murphy of Batesville, Mississippi was a multiple organ donor. Her mother, Betty Wilcutt and stepfather R.L.Wilcutt reflect on the decision to make Melinda a donor and about meeting Rhonda Hall, who received three live saving organs from Melinda.

Gary Lenzie McInnis

January 19, 2010

Gary Lenzie McInnis of Mount Olive, Mississippi died after falling off a truck on New Year’s Day 2007. His dad talks about what Gary’s Gift of Life donation has meant to the family. One of the recipients of Gary’s gifts was Ron Branson of Carrollton, Texas who also speaks about the power of donation.