January 8, 2017: We are so fortunate to have phenomenal volunteers who work frequently and diligently to share the importance of organ and tissue donation and encourage others to register their decisions to become donors. Our volunteers assist us in countless ways, including presentations, administrative work, craft projects, organ donor registration stations and more.
One of our volunteers, Cliff Gionet, travels far and wide from Gainesville to share his donation testimony. Cliff’s son, Jason, passed when he was 31 years old, and he enhanced countless lives through tissue donation.
Cliff has volunteered more than 120 hours the past 2.5 years for LifeQuest, and he has traveled all over North Florida for the cause, including trips to Perry, Live Oak, Jacksonville, Starke, Ocala and Cross City. Cliff has shared his story with a range of audiences, including church congregations, high school classes, civic clubs, mother-daughter dinners and workplaces.
“Volunteering has helped me because my focus changed from a sense of complete devastation and loss after Jason died to a sense of greater purpose and meaning for the years I have left,” Cliff said. “There is no greater gift one human can give to another than life.”
There are no words to express how much we appreciate Cliff’s hard work and that of all of our volunteers who promote the Gift of Life. We thank you all for your dedication and passion.