There are many myths about organ donation which prevent people from signing up as organ donors. These myths are only reinforced in people’s minds when they watch television shows and movies with storylines that overly dramatize these common misconceptions.
The series will explore real stories of those impacted by organ donation and transplantation; how a drunk driving crash can devastate one family but restore hope and life to another. We will reveal the truth of what really goes on behind the scenes. Viewers will hear from organ recipients, families whose loved ones gave the gift of life through organ donation, frontline medical professionals, and people who are still waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.
By pulling back the curtain on organ donation, Gifted – The Docuseries will educate people to the facts and inspire them to consider their gifts by showing how they can save the lives of others.
Episode One of GIFTED: The Docuseries follows the inspirational story of Donor Hero, Heather Miller. Just weeks away from graduating from West Virginia University to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse, Heather’s family faced the ultimate decision. On life support following a tragic car crash, Heather would want her last act on Earth to be helping others. Honoring her legacy, the Miller Family donated her organs so four people could live on through the miracle of transplantation.
Episode One follows the Miller Family’s journey through grief and healing as they honor Heather by not only bringing awareness to the issue of organ and tissue donation, but by raising money to fund nearly 200 Nursing Scholarships. Viewers will hear from the first responders and healthcare professionals who not only cared for Heather in her final days, but have found inspiration in the Miller Family’s mission to honor Heather’s legacy.
Viewers will also learn the facts about donation and transplantation, not only through the professionals dedicated to this life-saving work, but from one of Heather’s recipients who shares his gratitude for Heather, and the Miller Family’s, selfless act in their darkest hour.
Episode One of GIFTED: The Docuseries will inspire you as you witness the strength of the Miller Family who found purpose through their pain!