Donor Family Quilt

Donor Family Quilts

The Alabama Organ Center Donor 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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Brannon, Daniel

Brannon, Daniel

August 18, 1988 -November 27, 2009

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Braswell, Joshua David

Braswell, Joshua David

January 31, 1980 -June 26, 2003

Story from the Quilt:
Josh, a Registered Nurse at Mobile Infirmary, was a May 3rd, 2003 graduate of the University of Mobile, where he received both the John W. Donald Award and the Bedsole Award. The Donald is a Nursing School award given at pinning, and the Bedsole is granted by faculty ballot to the student who has shown the most significant progress while at the University. Weeks after his graduation he was killed in an automobile accident near Dauphin Island, AL.

He was a resident of Mobile, AL where he lived at home with his dad, Clay his mother, Karen and brother, Joel.

Being a nurse, Josh made it known that he supported ORGAN DONATION, his parents, Clay & Karen and only brother, Joel, had no reserves making this decision. Just as Josh did here on earth working as a nurse in the medical field… His last act on earth was to save 6 lives with his organ donation:

On June 27th, 2005 the heart was transplanted into a 51 year old male. The liver was transplanted into a 45 year old male. Both lungs were transplanted into a 29 year old male. The pancreas was transplanted into a 34 year old male. The right kidney was transplanted into a 34 year old male. The left kidney was transplanted into a 65 year old male. These recipients were both suffering from end-stage kidney disease. All of these recipients are recovering at this time.

Josh’s patch was made by his mother, Karen. She took one of his nursing uniform green scrub tops and used that for the main background. The last photo taken of him by her before he died is laminated and placed on the patch. His RN nursing emblem was embroidered on along with his website link address. It was outlined in a maroon color trim which was both his High School “Faith Academy” and University of Mobile school colors.

Braswell, Joshua David

Braswell, Joshua David

January 31, 1980 – June 26, 2003

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Brawley, Patrick

Brawley, Patrick

August 1, 1984 – August 8, 2017

Stories From The Quilt:

My son Patrick was a chef and this square is made from a section of one of his aprons he wore at work.  I chose this picture because it was the day before his wedding day and it was the happiest I ever saw him.

Susan Brawley, Mother

Breitinger, Teri Moore

Breitinger, Teri Moore

March 7, 1945 -October 11, 2007

Story from the Quilt:
Teri was a very energetic, vivacious, ambitious person. She loved life to the fullest; always doing things, going places and exploring new adventures. To be with her was interesting and very exciting times. She worked very hard at anything she undertook to do.

Even in death Teri elected to donate her body for the benefit of medical research. May those who received these gifts be blessed with longer and richer lives. Her ashes will be joined with the sea. We know that Heaven is a richer place today because she is there; but we sincerely miss her great energy and vibrant smiles.

Her family.

Brewer Anthony

Brewer Anthony

December 5, 1987 -August 10, 2015

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Brewer, William M., Jr.

Brewer, William M., Jr.

February 10, 1961 -December 24, 2011

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Brewster, Soloman

Brewster, Soloman

October 27, 1949 – July 27, 2015

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Brickey Alan

Brickey Alan

September 6, 1960 -October 5, 2015

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Bromberg, Keenon

Bromberg, Keenon

September 21, 1990 -February 8, 2014

Story from the Quilt:

My full name is John Keenon Bromberg, Jr. That’s Keenon with an “o.” I was named after my father, who was named after his grandfather- John F. Keenon. My parents decided to call me Keenon since my father is called John.

Now, for all of you who are called by your middle name too, you know how it feels to go through life always having others accidently calling you by your first name instead of your middle. In my case, this problem was compounded by a name that was constantly misspelled.

But, other than these two snags, I actually enjoyed my unusual name very much. And I certainly lived up to its uniqueness in every aspect of my life: from being one of the most sincerely happy-to-meet-you people you’ve ever encountered, to being one of the wittiest guys at the table, to- not least of all- being the only one in the room with the most extensive movie trivia knowledge you could imagine!

And, if I do say so myself, I never met a person who didn’t like me. You would have liked me too.

I am Keenon Bromberg.

Brooks, William Tyler

Brooks, William Tyler

August 14, 1996 – October 29, 2017

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Brown, Maddison

Brown, Maddison

December 26, 2007 -July 1, 2015

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Brown, Willard ‘Bill’ Parker

Brown, Willard ‘Bill’ Parker

July 18, 1917 – October 5, 2004

Story from the Quilt:
This quilt square was made by Bonnie Brown Giacobbe, oldest child of Willard P. Brown and Catherine J. Brown. Bill was married to Catherine for 33 years until her death in 1972. All four of Bill’s children are from his marriage to Catherine. The background material for the square is from the lining of a sports coat belonging to Bill. It was one of his second wife’s, Jackie, favorites. The “man in the moon” represents Bill Brown, looking over his off-spring. The large stars represent Mr. Brown’s two wives and four grown children. The fifteen stars scattered in the sky portray his 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Browning Marty

Browning Marty

April 25, 1969 -October 23, 2015

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Browning, Sidney ‘Cisco’ David, Jr.

Browning, Sidney ‘Cisco’ David, Jr.

August, 1977 – November, 1993

Story from the Quilt:
Sid was a very outgoing and fun loving young man. Sid enjoyed all kinds of sports, mostly he enjoyed talking on his phone to his girlfriends and hanging out with his buddies. Sid was killed in a car wreck when he tried to swerve to miss hitting a dog. Sid was only 16 years old. This design is on Sid’s favorite shirt with his Junior class picture taken with him wearing the same shirt.

Karla Dupree,
Mother

Buchanan, Adaleigh

Buchanan, Adaleigh

August 11, 2005 -December 4, 2009

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Buddy, Buddy

Buddy, Buddy

March 19, 1943 -May 15, 2007

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Burrow, Toby

Burrow, Toby

October 19, 1982 – July 21, 2017

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Byrd, Franklin

Byrd, Franklin

August 9, 1940 -February 18, 2015

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Cacioppo, Frankie

Cacioppo, Frankie

May 30, 1950 – April 14, 2016

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Cain, Stephanie

Cain, Stephanie

October 22, 1967 -January 22, 2015

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Cameron, Kobe

Cameron, Kobe

August 30, 2007 -June 16, 2014

Story from the Quilt:

This beautiful amazing little hero was our sunshine on a cloudy day; he was the definition of joy, laughter, kindness and most importantly love. Kobe always had a smile on his face for anyone and everyone he came across; he always found the beauty in life. He lived the fullest six years that anyone could hope to live in a lifetime. Kobe’s legacy is being carried on in the lives of the five people he was able to save. Kobe taught us how to live for today and even though he is gone today he will not be forgotten tomorrow!

Campbell, Kassie

Campbell, Kassie

May 4, 1988 -October 22, 2008

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Campbell, Tyler Zachary

Campbell, Tyler Zachary

August 16, 1994 -July 8, 2006

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Cannon III, Frank

Cannon III, Frank

October 16, 1991 – September 5, 2016

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Canonica, Deacon Donald

Canonica, Deacon Donald

November 10, 1933 -July 3, 2011

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Carlisle, David Wesley

Carlisle, David Wesley

February 18, 1976 -July 20, 2004

Story from the Quilt:
David’s quilt patch reflects his love of others, expressed in the heart with an explosion (of love) in the background. As a donor, his heart could not be used, but his act of love in becoming a donor is best demonstrated by a heart. One of his closest friends, a post-graduate student in graphic design, designed the patch. Two friends at church, both excellent sewers, implemented the design. All three friends who made the patch knew David for many years. They loved him as did most of the people who knew him. My hope is others will be moved to become organ donors through David’s gift.

Nancy Carlisle, David’s mother

Carlton, Paula

Carlton, Paula

October 10, 1979 -May 21, 2011

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Carpenter, Monty

Carpenter, Monty

October 15, 1954 -June 22, 2009

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Carroll, Debra

Carroll, Debra

July 23, 1961 – November 14, 2016

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Carroll, Sherry

Carroll, Sherry

September 26, 1956 -April 17, 2011

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Carter, Eric

Carter, Eric

April 1, 1981 -August 19, 2006

Story from the Quilt:
Eric Carter was killed on August 19, 2006. His square represents dedication and hard work. He enjoyed his job and the blue represents the color of his eyes. He enjoyed fishing, wrestling, car racing, football and John Deere. Coming here helps me with the healing process. Knowing Eric lives on in someone is my sanity. Whoever received his gifts, may you live long and happy and know you are loved.

Carter, Monica Lashay

Carter, Monica Lashay

November 11, 1993 -November 9, 2008

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Casey, Leann

Casey, Leann

February 3, 1965 – August 20, 2016

Story from the Quilt:

The sun: The sun represents the sunshine she brought to the world, either a new day beginning or like the sun setting, setting a new chapter for tomorrow.

The tree: The tree represents her deep roots and her strength for she was an incredibly strong woman.

The animals: The animals were her babies and she cared for them deeply. The animals also represent the diversity of her friends. She accepted everyone for whom and what you were.

The quote: Leann knew that Bruce is most at peace with his “Knees in the Breeze” listening to “Simple Man” blaring in the background.

Cash, Ashtian Leann

Cash, Ashtian Leann

June 29, 1988 -December 26, 2007

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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.