Today we pay tribute to and memorialize those who have given the ultimate gift. They are husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends.\n\nThey lived unique lives and experienced their own paths. They probably never met. Yet from one common decision, they created a new community that lives forever and a positive impact on society.\n\nThey made their living as professionals, academics, laborers, public servants, tradesmen, military personnel, skilled and unskilled workers. They were all nationalities.\n\nIn their death, they built a foundation for others to do better. With their gift, they created a foundation for training and developments to the betterment of mankind.\n\nScientists, medical personnel, service troops, first responders and others owe their training and knowledge to them. Medical and scientific fields owe numerous advancements to them.\nWith their decision, they gave others life.\n\nA child who couldn't hear, hears again. A surgeon makes a new stitch they learned and saves a life. An infertile couple welcomes a new baby.\n\nIn each of these moments and so many more, we see whole body donors. Their decision was made in private and without fanfare. Tributes to them are few and far between. They gave unselfish and anonymous.\n\nBut every day they bless the world they left behind.