I Am Hope
A team for ALEXAS HOPE
"I Am Hope" a team to help ALEXA'S HOPE increase organ donor registration across the nation
Monica Kersting founded Alexa’s Hope in honor of her daughter, Alexa, who died
awaiting a lung transplant. As a new charitable corporation Alexa’s Hope exists
to end the waiting list for organ donations, such that no person in need of an
organ transplant is denied due to a lack of available organs. Initial emphasis will
be placed on pediatric transplant issues.
Alexa's Hope is committed to increasing the number of consent donors and removing
obstacles that hinder organ donation and transplantation. Creating awareness is
the single most important course of action in ending the waiting list and
It is “Alexa’s Hope” that one day soon no child, no person, will die awaiting a
life-saving transplant, because the answer to organ donation is always, “Yes”.
As of January, 2013 almost 117,000 Americans are candidates on the UNOS (United
Network for Organ Sharing) wait list. More than 18 people die each day awaiting
a life-saving transplant. There is a long way to go to meet the need of those
waiting and hoping for a gift that will save their lives.