Lance’s Story: The Next Episode

Post one of many blood draws, he was thrilled and super impressed with the tape job :) "B, take a photo of this!"
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Lance Mokma. To know him was to love him. His smile lit up a room, his laughter was infectious, his spirit was unbreakable. He was, quite simply, the best.

Lance was born with a congenital heart defect, which eventually caused him to need a heart & liver transplant. Just under two years ago, in the month of June, Lance underwent transplant surgery for his new heart & liver. Due to complications, Lance had to be transfused with massive amounts of blood products. Without all of those donations, he likely wouldn’t have made it through the night. He was given a chance because of selfless blood and organ donors. He never took that for granted. Although his outcome wasn’t what we hoped for, it doesn’t change how critical the donors were in his heroic fight to be able to live his dream life. He was so grateful to all of his donors and, no doubt, would be first in line to support a donor campaign if he was here today. He never wanted to be remembered in death, but instead in his life. I cannot think of a better way to remember his life than by helping to save others in his honor.

The script got flipped on us, and unfortunately we aren’t living out the fairytale we all hoped for. So instead, let’s join together to rewrite his next episode and donate it forward! I would be honored if you would join me in pledging to donate blood in memory of Lance during the months of June and July. You can donate anywhere in the US at any time that is convenient for you. Pledge to donate by simply clicking the button above and then you can schedule an appointment at your local donation site at a convenient time for you. If you need help finding a local donation site, you will be directed to options once you pledge above. As Lance would say, “life finds a way!” #LancesNextEpisode