Donor Family Quilt

Donor Family Quilts

Legacy of Hope’s Family Quilts are a patchwork of memories, lovingly created primarily by donor family members. Each original quilt square is used to make one of dozens of donor family quilts displayed at events and memorials statewide to spread the message about organ and tissue donation. You may access the individual squares and read their stories by clicking below.

The quilt is an ongoing project and will never be finished. If you are interested in submitting a square please follow these directions, “How To Make A Quilt Square.” If you are interested in submitting a story for a previously submitted quilt square, please e-mail our Aftercare Department.

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Cebollero, Evan

Cebollero, Evan

January 16, 1982 -September 11, 2006

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Cebollero, Evan Michael

Cebollero, Evan Michael

January 16, 1982 -September 11, 2006

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Chandler, Carolyn Alene

Chandler, Carolyn Alene

October 8, 1986 -October 13, 2007

Story from the Quilt:
This quilt square reflects the life of Carolyn Alene Chandler. Carolyn married her true love, Joshua Chandler on September 22, 2007. Josh is pictured with Carolyn and their “baby girl Sassy.” Carolyn and Josh were married for a short three weeks, but the love they shared for one another will last a lifetime. Carolyn was a very passionate person who loved her family dearly. She was also a true diva and very strong in her

Chapin Sr., Mike

Chapin Sr., Mike

August 3, 1960 – August 17, 2017

Story from the Quilt:

Always the helper here on earth that never realized the greatness he showed to the world.  This quilt square shows the hard work that never scared him and contains fingerprints of the man that had a huge servant’s heart.

Charleston, Orrin Trent

Charleston, Orrin Trent

December 25, 1962 -October 20, 2010

Story from the Quilt:
Trent’s favorite color was purple because it means royalty. It was also one of our wedding colors. Why purple was his favorite color, John 19:2 is when the soldier put a crown of thorns and a purple robe on Jesus before he died for us. Daniel 5:16 Daniel was clothed in a purple robe of royal honor and with a gold chain because God gave him the gift to interpret dreams and solve difficult problems for the king and he became the third highest ruler in the kingdom.

Chatter, Roosevelt

Chatter, Roosevelt

December 8, 1962 -November 13, 2010

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Always a fan, in both good times and bad times, he always sported his Alabama gear. Roll Tide.

Christian, Chuck

Christian, Chuck

1936 – 2005

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Clark, Michael

Clark, Michael

September 10, 1992 – May 4, 2016

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Cochran, Christen

Cochran, Christen

July 26, 1999 – March 4, 2018

Story from the Quilt:

Christen was a bright, beautiful young lady that loved the summertime, meeting new people, discovering new places and foods, and spending time with family and friends.

Misty Coheley, Mother

Collie, Anastasia M.

Collie, Anastasia M.

August 7, 1994 -March 17, 2013

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Collins, Zayne

Collins, Zayne

December 11, 1993 – December 12, 2015

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Cook, Artis Ray

Cook, Artis Ray

June 17, 1960 -September 30, 2010

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Corley, Eric Lawson

Corley, Eric Lawson

January 26, 1992 -February 6, 2013

Story from the Quilt:
Eric was involved in a car accident on January 25, 2013, the evening before his 21st birthday. Eric and four of his friends were on their way to a Christian rock concert. The accident occurred on Trussville/Clay Road, 4 miles from where he lived. Eric was transported to the UAB Emergency Room and placed on life support. Eric was admitted to NICU later that evening, with a traumatic brain injury, a punctured lung and several other injuries. Eric fought hard for 12 days, but never regained consciousness. On February 5th Eric’s nurse told us to gather our family together. His doctor then explained to us that Eric was septic and that his heart wouldn’t last much longer. The information the doctor shared with us was very difficult to handle. At this time we all knew what Eric would want us to do.

Eric was always a very giving person, constantly helping out others, so we knew that he would want to help as many people as he could. With his mother, father, brothers and sisters-in-law by his side, he went to his heavenly home. With the organs donated from Eric, the medical staff was able to help save at least three lives on February 6th.

Eric was the youngest of three boys, the brother-in-law to two sisters-in-law and the uncle to one niece and three nephews, a grandson, a nephew and cousin.

Eric came into our lives as a gift through foster care at three days old and was later adopted.

Eric will be: Never Forgotten-Always Loved- Eric was truly a bright spot in so many people’s lives.

This quilt square represents Eric’s dream of one day working at Disney World. Eric’s favorite character was Jack Skellington from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” The square is made from a pair of his favorite “skinny” jeans and his dad’s lounge pants.

Corral II, Robert Allen

Corral II, Robert Allen

May 3, 1956-May 10, 2014

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Cote, George T. (Skip)

Cote, George T. (Skip)

November 10, 1928 -May 14, 2008

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Cox, Brett

Cox, Brett

March 3, 1986 – December 27, 2016

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Craig, Heather Darlene

Craig, Heather Darlene

November 29, 1988 – December 11, 2018

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Crayton, Gillian Alexandria

Crayton, Gillian Alexandria

June 6, 1992 -January 29, 2011

Story from the Quilt:
This quilt design is for Gillian Alexandria Crayton. She was born on June 6, 1992 and passed away on January 29, 2011. Gillian was a most unusual young lady. She graduated from high school on May 27, 2010, and entered Jr. College in August of that year. When she passed away, she had just entered her second semester. Her career choice was to major in English and minor in History. She wanted to be a high school English teacher and History teacher. She also wanted to attend Mortuary school. She wanted to be an embalmer during the summer months. Gillian was a Christian at her young age.

Creech, Ronald

Creech, Ronald

June 14, 1984 – September 15, 2017

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Creel, Nicholas

Creel, Nicholas

August 10, 1979 -March 21, 2005

Story from the Quilt:
God Loaned us an Angel

Nicholas was always special; people were drawn to him with his striking good looks and a big smile on his face. Always helping others; he had many, many friends and loved ones. He wanted to be an organ donor so he could help someone have life. Such a selfless gift. We never miss an opportunity to honor my son. He died as he lived, “thinking of others.” My son, the Hero. To God be the Glory. The quilt square looks like puffy white clouds. We pray for these clouds. For our Lord will come back in the clouds and Nicholas will be with Him. And we will all be together again.

Julia Creel, Mother
Jason, Brother

Crowell, Austen ‘Gage’

Crowell, Austen ‘Gage’

November 23, 2005 – April 25, 2006

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Culpepper, Jerry

Culpepper, Jerry

December 13, 1967 -October 30, 2015

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Cunningham, Reggie

Cunningham, Reggie

November 8, 1963 -November 3, 2015

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Cutshaw, Charles

Cutshaw, Charles

August 29, 1944 -June 12, 2011

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The quilt square denotes a happy, charming sheepdog with his rifle. Unlike goats who listen to no one, sheep listen, recognize, and follow their Shepherd; but they were created defenseless. Their shepherd protects, rescues and guides them to safety. The sheepdog knows the righteous path. The sheepdog knows that his duty in this life is to protect and defend his sheep.

Dianne Cutshaw, Wife

Dale, Rick

December 28, 1969 -June 16, 2010

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Daly, Danielle

Daly, Danielle

June 7, 1979 – December 11, 2016

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Dark, Rachel

Dark, Rachel

October 12, 1992 – February 26, 2017

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Darnell, Darryl Alan

Darnell, Darryl Alan

October 4, 1974 -July 31, 2004

Story from the Quilt:
On July 31, 2004, the Lord called Darryl Alan Darnell home. A 29 year-old body was left behind with healthy organs that were meant to be shared with others who needed a new life. Darryl wouldn’t have had it any other way. He was such a giver with a great big smile. He loved life and nature, and that’s the reason for the beautiful Red bird on the quilt square. To be able to share in this project is indeed a blessing to our entire family, because it is just another way to keep his memory alive. We totally support the entire Organ Donor program.

Davis, Hamilton, Jr.

Davis, Hamilton, Jr.

April 3, 1944 -January 15, 2007

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Davis, John ‘Ted’ Theodore

Davis, John ‘Ted’ Theodore

August 23, 1961 – December 27, 2010

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Davis, Phil

Davis, Phil

1950 – 2006

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Davis, Stephanie

Davis, Stephanie

January 26, 1970 – September 21, 2017

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Deal, Shela Elaine

Deal, Shela Elaine

July 14, 1986 -July 12, 2006

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Dean, LaWanna

Dean, LaWanna

February 21, 1966 -January 29, 2001

Story from the Quilt:
LaWanna Benefield Dean was born on February 21, 1966 in Sylacauga, Alabama. The items on the quilt are: Nurse cap- became a pediatric nurse in ER at Children’s Hospital. Crayons- bought with own money for little patients. Music notes- played the piano and sung. Sunflowers, ladybugs and snowmen- favorite things. Kitten- pets, Cloe and Rio. Smile/braces- had a big smile with braces- called her “Silver Smile.” Buttons- most important thing in her life, daughter Lesli, nicknamed Buttons at birth by LaWanna’s grandfather. LaWanna passed away January 29, 2001. She is missed greatly by her family and friends.

Dease, Philip M.

Dease, Philip M.

1943 – 2007

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Deason, John Lee Roy

Deason, John Lee Roy

1947 – 2009

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Dendy, Hanna Montez

Dendy, Hanna Montez

1995 – 2005

Story from the Quilt:
I am speaking on behalf of the family of Hanna Montez Dendy.

We lost our Hanna in an accident in July 2005, 9 days before her 10th birthday. Her birthday present was to be a surprise room make-over, using her favorite colors, hot pink and green.

Hanna’s quilt square represents those colors. The hot pink materials are scraps from a dress her Aunt Karen made for Hanna some years ago. The picture of Hanna was taken at a friend’s birthday party a week before the accident.

The buttons represent various aspects of Hanna’s life:

The “A” represents Hanna’s report cards…She was in the Spotlight Program for Gifted Children in her school.
The “cross” represents her faith in God as a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.
The “yellow butterfly” is our representation of Hanna’s spirit.
The “dog” and “cat” are for her pets Cricket and Belle.
The “cell phone” represents Hanna as a constant chatter box.
The “ladybug” reminds us of the time her bedroom window was infested with them.
The “flip flop” reminds us of a funny story when Hanna wore those to church one Sunday.

Dever, Bill

Dever, Bill

1934 – 2009

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Dobbs, Reia

Dobbs, Reia

July 10, 1952 -January 28, 2011

Story from the Quilt:
She loved yellow roses. She was always working in the yard or involved in a remodeling project. She was an awesome, special lady who was able to give life in her death through organ donation.

Doss, David Eugene

Doss, David Eugene

April 5, 1968 -September 10, 2007

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