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Infinite Hope

Infinite Hope

By The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
In this brand new podcast by The LLF, we’ll be exploring the impact and importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, told by the people who have experienced it first-hand. We’ll be sharing diverse voices, from transplant recipients to living donors to donor family members to medical professionals. We hope that through each of their unique stories, you’ll learn a little bit more about donation and be able to reflect on what that heart on your driver’s license really means. Because at the end of the day, organ donor is not just a box you check; it means infinite hope.
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Ep.5 Meghan Smith

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Karen Kennedy
In the season 2 premier of the Infinite Hope podcast, we're getting the inside scoop at The LLF! We talk to Vice President of External Affairs and Education Karen Kennedy about her almost 30 year tenure at the organization and the impact organ, eye, and tissue donation has had on her professionally - and personally. Listen now to hear it! The Infinite Hope podcast is produced by The Living Legacy of Foundation of Maryland. Learn more about organ donation and sign up at registerme.org.  Hosted by Emma Sampson Produced and edited by Adam Falzarano, Emma Sampson, and Garrett Fisher Sound engineered by Garrett Fisher
18:29
August 05, 2022
Ep.8 Amy Sherald Season Finale
What a season! In the inspiring finale of this season of the Infinite Hope podcast, we are joined by internationally renowned artist Amy Sherald. She talks about her heart transplant, meeting her donor's family, and the career journey that led her to creating high profile portraits such as those of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Breonna Taylor. She also discusses using her platform, as well as knowing when it is time to take a step back and let things be. Listen now, and be sure to check out all 8 episodes from this season! The Infinite Hope podcast is produced by The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. Learn more about organ donation and sign up at registerme.org. Hosted by Emma Sampson Produced and edited by Emma Sampson, Adam Falzarano, and Garrett Fisher Sound engineered by Garrett Fisher Theme music by Wayne Jones
23:57
August 06, 2021
Ep.7 Sam Dey
In the penultimate episode of this season of the Infinite Hope podcast, we are joined by heart transplant recipient Sam Dey. He talks about getting sick and his experience on the waiting list, his family and support system, and turning his gift into passionate advocacy for organ, eye, and tissue donation. Make sure you listen all the way through this inspiring story! The Infinite Hope podcast is produced by The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. Learn more about organ donation and sign up at registerme.org. Hosted by Adam Falzarano Produced and edited by Emma Sampson, Adam Falzarano, and Garrett Fisher Sound engineered by Garrett Fisher Theme music by Wayne Jones
20:58
July 16, 2021
Ep.6 Donna Pierce
In this episode of the Infinite Hope podcast, we are joined by Donna Pierce, who tells her story of receiving the life-changing gift of a heart valve transplant. Donna talks about growing with the physical limitations of a having a heart defect and choosing to honor her donor by living her best life post-transplant. Her fortitude and ability to overcome obstacles is inspiring, and she has become a tremendous advocate for organ donation. Listen now to hear her story and check out Arenal Fitness if you are ever in the Baltimore area! The Infinite Hope podcast is produced by The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. Learn more about organ donation and sign up at registerme.org. Hosted by Emma Sampson Produced and edited by Adam Falzarano, Allison Coleman, Emma Sampson, and Garrett Fisher Sound engineered by Garrett Fisher Theme music by Wayne Jones
19:41
June 30, 2021
Ep.5 Meghan Smith
In this episode of the Infinite Hope podcast, we are joined by Meghan Smith, a Donate Life Ambassador who received a life-saving liver transplant from a living donor. She tells us about her transplant journey; from getting sick with a mysterious illness, to dealing with the medical system, and finally recovering from a transplant in the middle of a pandemic! She is an enthusiastic advocate and a tremendous example of the impact organ donation can have. Listen now to hear her story and follow her on Instagram @meghanmakingmoves for updates. The Infinite Hope podcast is produced by The Living Legacy of Foundation of Maryland. Learn more about organ donation and sign up at registerme.org. Hosted by Allison Coleman Produced and edited by Adam Falzarano, Allison Coleman, Emma Sampson, and Garrett Fisher Sound engineered by Garrett Fisher Theme music by Wayne Jones
19:14
June 04, 2021
Ep. 4 Courtney Miller
In this episode of the Infinite Hope podcast, we are joined by Courtney Miller, a Donate Life Ambassador, nurse, and the daughter of a tissue donor. She tells us about what it’s like to lose a loved one, as well as her journey in grief and turning that grief into action. Courtney is an enthusiastic supporter of organ donation and hopes her family’s story will inspire others to become donors! Listen now to hear it. The Infinite Hope podcast is produced by The Living Legacy of Foundation of Maryland. Learn more about organ donation and sign up at registerme.org. Hosted by Adam Falzarano Produced and edited by Adam Falzarano, Allison Coleman, Emma Sampson, and Garrett Fisher Sound engineered by Garrett Fisher Theme music by Wayne Jones
17:25
May 14, 2021
Ep. 3 George Franklin
In this episode of Infinite Hope podcast, we are joined by Donate Life Ambassador George Franklin. He received a kidney transplant 45 years ago, making him the longest-living African American deceased donor kidney transplant recipient. He is also a Team Maryland athlete, founder of the Quarter Century Club, father, and so much more. George is a passionate and dedicated advocate for donation and we are so grateful he took the time to share his story with us. Listen now to hear his amazing journey. The Infinite Hope podcast is produced by The Living Legacy of Foundation of Maryland. Learn more about organ donation and sign up at registerme.org. Hosted by Emma Sampson Produced and edited by Adam Falzarano, Allison Coleman, Emma Sampson, and Garrett Fisher Sound engineered by Garrett Fisher Theme music by Wayne Jones
18:09
April 23, 2021
Ep. 2 Danette Ragin
For the second episode of the Infinite Hope podcast, we are joined by Donate Life Ambassador Danette Ragin. She has a unique perspective as she has experienced both sides of donation as a 2x kidney transplant recipient and donor family member. She is a shining example of how donation and transplantation can have such an immense impact on people's lives. Listen now to hear Danette's story, told with humor and love. The Infinite Hope podcast is produced by The Living Legacy of Foundation of Maryland. Learn more about organ donation and sign up at registerme.org. Hosted by Allison Coleman Produced and edited by Adam Falzarano, Allison Coleman, Emma Sampson, and Garrett Fisher Sound engineered by Garrett Fisher Theme music by Wayne Jones
23:09
April 02, 2021
Ep. 1 John Stansfield
Our first episode features guest John Stansfield, a volunteer EMT and Donate Life Ambassador. John tells his story of how he became connected to organ donation "by accident," after being one of the first on the scene after a terrible car wreck. He did everything he could to save one of the victims, a little girl, but tragically, she passed away. He thought the story would end there, but fate had other plans... Listen now to hear the rest! The Infinite Hope podcast is produced by The Living Legacy of Foundation of Maryland. Learn more about organ donation and sign up at registerme.org.  Hosted by Adam Falzarano Produced and edited by Adam Falzarano, Allison Coleman, Emma Sampson, and Garrett Fisher Sound engineered by Garrett Fisher Theme music by Wayne Jones
20:51
March 12, 2021
Infinite Hope Trailer
Please check out this trailer for The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland's new podcast, Infinite Hope, where we will be sharing stories from individuals who have been directly impacted by organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation.
03:42
February 12, 2021