The Stillman family lead the procession to the State Capitol during the second Donate Life Capitol Celebration to raise awareness for organ donation. Earlier that day the family met the two men who received organs from Emily Stillman when she died earlier this year.
Just hours after they met the men who received their daughter’s organs, the Stillman family led a procession of hundreds of Michiganders who received organ donations.
The Stillmans were with their “new family” — Joseph Steponski, a Grand Rapids man who received one of Emily Stillman’s lungs, and Randy Schumacher, a man from Ubly who received a kidney.
This was the second celebration at the state Capitol aimed at raising awareness of organ donation in Michigan.