Family Companioning

“Walking with a companion in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”

— Helen Keller

Our Family Companioning Program

If you are a family who is considering an autopsy donation and would like to talk to a family who has walked this path before you, Gift from a Child can match you with a parent or caregiver of a family whose child has donated. This 1-on-1 relationship gives you an opportunity to ask personal questions as you consider the decision to donate and it can offer support and empathy at a terribly difficult time in your family’s life. To be matched with a family, please register online by filling out the form below. You will be notified when we have received your registration, and someone will be in touch with you by email to introduce you to your family companion. Because of the personal nature of this program, we request that you not register for another family, unless they have specifically asked for your help.