Garrett’s organs save 5 lives, his corneas enhanced site for 2 more lives and his juvenile cartilage enhanced the lives of 125 more people. In total, Garrett impacted 132 lives throughout the United States and into Canada!
In life, Garrett was known as the boy who would protect others, who would make sure younger children were included and would give of himself to those in need. Through his passing, Garrett continued to help 132 people across the U.S. and Canada with his gifts of organ, cornea and tissue.
With over 120,000 people nationwide waiting for a lifesaving gift, the Garrett M. Brockway Foundation believes in increasing organ donation awareness through education.
The Foundation has donated $65,000 to Iowa Donor Network for organ donation awareness efforts. Garrett’s parents, Bruce and Tiffini, have also spoken at numerous events to promote organ donation.
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Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national waiting list. An average of 22 people die every 24 hours waiting for an organ.
There are far more people waiting for life saving organs than there are organs available.
The Garrett M. Brockway Foundation was created in 2013 to honor Garrett’s ultimate sacrifice of organ and tissue donation as a result of his tragic death at the age of 10-years-old. Increasing awareness for the great need of organ donation is first and foremost goal of the foundation. In addition, the foundation will strive to make a positive impact on children’s lives through academic opportunities and athletic programs.