Barb's Story

UW Health Organ Procurement OrganizationBarb fought hard to stay with her beautiful daughter, Maddie, and husband, Dan (pictured), but when she passed away in 2006, Dan knew her wishes included organ donation.


Life without his wife has been difficult for Dan, but he has embraced the challenges and works hard to give Maddie a happy, secure home.


Realizing he wanted more time with Maddie, Dan "took the leap" and started a new business that allows him more flexibility.


At work, home or while enjoying the many activities typical in a young girl's life, Dan and Maddie celebrate Barb's life by enjoying time together.


They are proud of the legacy she left through organ donation, and often find quiet moments to reflect at one of Barb's favorite places, their family church.