Gift of Life
Commemorating those who gave the gift of life and health to others through organ, eye and tissue donation
The Courage of One
Called from this world, we mourn the loss of a loved one. But a legacy was left behind; sight to a blind man, a new heartbeat for one whose broken heart can beat no more, breath for one who had drawn near to her last, a second chance to live a life forsaken. A hero's welcome awaits their arrival, for a courageous act was their last. Giving their last breath, the last beat of their heart, the very sight from their eyes, to those who needed it most. A living legacy to fallen heroes, who gave all they had to give, as they were called home, to a hero's welcome.
A Memorial to Honor Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors
Gary Foxen suffered from emphysema and was on oxygen 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 1999, he was able to receive a lung transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from a deceased anonymous donor. Gary was incredibly grateful for his gift of life. He knew the importance of educating the public about organ, eye and tissue donation and was the inspiration for the Donate Life Rose Parade Float. Gary took every opportunity available to thank donor families for their unselfish gifts and he and his wife, Lois, volunteered countless hours as Donate Life Ambassadors in our community. Prior to his passing in 2014, Gary made a monetary donation to ensure that donors are honored for their priceless gifts of life, health and hope by making this donor memorial possible.
They are heroes to the people who love them and to those fortunate to receive the gift of transplantation.
Gift of Life Fountain
The Gift of Life Fountain is located at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Garden of Peace which offers a tranquil outdoor retreat for patients and their families.
Lovingly placed by their family and friends, each medallion in this fountain commemorates an individual who gave the gift of life and health to others through organ, eye, and tissue donation.
We extend our sincerest and deepest gratitude to our donors and their families.
Each donor family receives two medallions honoring their family member by name. One medallion is a keepsake, the other is to place in the memorial fountain at a time of their choosing to honor the family member's gift of life and health.
Bridging Lives, One Legacy at a Time
Every life touched by organ and tissue donation crosses a bridge between death and life, grief and meaning, hope and healing.
As the non-profit organ and tissue recovery organization serving the seven-county greater Los Angeles area, OneLegacy is a trusted steward of the donation process. Together with hospitals, transplant centers and donation partners worldwide, OneLegacy's healthcare professionals sensitively inspire individuals, families and communities to save lives as organ and tissue donors.
With each day comes a chance for people to say yes to donation and help those on the other side of the bridge, one legacy at a time.
Become a Donor
Donate Life California
Donate Life California is the state-authorized nonprofit organization responsible for managing the organ, eye and tissue registry.
Their mission is to save lives by inspiring people to sign up with the state organ, eye and tissue donor registry.
Register today to become an organ and tissue donor at donatelifecalifornia.org.