Stillmans honored for supporting organ donation, raising awareness
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today awarded Alicia and Michael Stillman of West Bloomfield with a Shining Star Award for their work promoting organ, tissue and eye donation.
“The Stillmans went through the most tragic of circumstances – losing a child,” Johnson said. “Through donation, however, the generosity of their daughter saved five lives and enhanced many others. Her family has promoted donation since that day.”
The Stillmans created the Emily Stillman Foundation to promote organ and tissue donation to help the more than 3,500 Michigan residents waiting for a life-saving transplant and to raise awareness of meningococcal disease. They have also met the five recipients of Emily’s organs.