Thank you to everyone who came out to support and donated to the Tristen Scott Foundation NFP.
We are so happy to announce that five people signed up to be organ donors with the help of Gift Of Hope.Org
Our mission does not stop here its just the beginning to help those donor families during their time of tragedy.
Every donation will impact the organ donor families lives with five handkerchiefs in the memory box given at the hospital. Support for those who can not afford the necessary arrangements needed for their loved one.
We are the first foundation actively trying to support donor families. This was all made possible by the Kindness of others trying to help during a tragey
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I am a Mother who is living through every parent’s worst nightmare. On November 13, 2016, my world was shattered into pieces after discovering my son, Tristen, had a tragic fall and was declared brain dead.
He was only 21-years-young. When we arrived at Northwestern Hospital, we were brought into the “quiet room” and told that there was nothing more they could do.
Some people say “let them go in peace,” but we knew we had to honor Tristen and allow him to donate his organs to “Save & Change Lives.” That’s when Tristen really became a true Hero.
Tristen’s story doesn’t end here; his organs were given to save the lives of people who had been waiting for life saving and changing transplants. His heroism is what inspired me to create The Tristen Scott Foundation NFP.
Our family experienced first hand that there is not enough being done for the families of the donor, who gave whole-heartedly to help Save & Change others’ lives by allowing their loved one to live on through strangers. Imagine relying on the kindness of strangers to save your life!
As the Mother of a hero, my mission is to bring awareness to the importance of being an organ donor and to not forget the heroes’ families, who are left with nothing but memories.
We are grateful we have the comfort knowing a part of Tristen is living on through someone else. It has brought some peace to a horrible situation.
Being a donor isn’t just checking a box at the DMV. When I did that with my son, I never thought we would actually ever be brought into the “quiet room” to talk about making real decisions about “Saving and Changing Lives” of strangers. Tristen’s story is living on. Please help support our foundation so we can help those families, just like ours. After all, the families who selflessly decided to share their Hero’s with others should not be forgotten.
Thank you for supporting our cause.
With sincere gratitude,
Cindy Lee Abitua
Our Families mission is to bring awareness to the importance of being an organ donor and to not forget the heroes’ families, who are left with nothing but memories during their tragic loss.
The Gift of Hope is who facilitates the donor program. They are Federally Governed and not allowed to help in any monetary way the donor families that have been blindsided with tragedy. The Tristen Scott Foundation is the first foundation to help assist them with burial costs.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals to help the donor families in their time of need.
For Donations please feel free to contact us.
8705 Pyott Rd, Lake in the Hills, Illinois 60156, United States
As of March 1, 2017:· 118,313 people awaiting organ transplants in the US·
4,990 residence in Illinois are awaiting heart, liver, kidney, lung, pancreas or small bowel transplants ·
60% of adults in Illinois are registered as organ and tissue donors·
In 2017, more than 300 people registered for transplants will die while waiting· Every 10 minutes a new person is added to the national waiting list.
In 2016:· 392 people were able to became organ donors in Illinois and northwest Indiana through Gift of Hope.· 1,715 were able to be tissue donors through Gift of Hope