Join us December 16 from 1 – 4 p.m. for “Praises of Hope”- a gospel showcase featuring BET’s Sunday Best season 5 finalist and Mississippi native Ashford Sanders. Praises of Hope will focus on the lifesaving and life healing gifts of organ, eye, and tissue donation.
The showcase will also feature local praise groups as well as Mississippians sharing their stories about the gifts of donation! This event is free to the public. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Singers and praise dancers interested in participating may contact Becky Pierson at (601) 933-1000.
The 3rd annual Drive for Life golf tournament presented by Community Bank will take place at Lake Caroline Golf Club in Madison on Thursday, April 18th. Lunch will be provided starting at 11:30am and tee time is set for 1pm. Individuals can play in the scramble for $125 and a four man team is $500. There will be plenty of on course contests, raffle prizes and refreshments. For more information contact Chuck Stinson at 601-933-1000 or email@example.com. Please join us for this fun day that helps to promote organ and tissue donation.
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.
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 reflects Emmanuel’s spirit of life.
A compilation of Monday’s Miracle stories from 2011, telling the story of organ donation through the donor families and recipients.
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 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 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.
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.
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.