The Chamber Ambassadors attended an amazing Ribbon Cutting at David Nicklas Organ Donor Awareness Foundation!
The David Nicklas Organ Donor Awareness Foundation is a non-profit established in 1995 and located in Grand Prairie. In October 2021, our founder, Rodney DeBaun, celebrated his 28th year anniversary of receiving his heart transplant from 22-year-old Air Force 2nd Lt. David Nicklas.
Their mission is to promote organ donor awareness and to provide fully furnished rent-free housing for transplant patients who live too far from a transplant center. Thus far, they have helped 113 transplant patients from 15 states, aged 3 months to 77 years. Since 1997, they have happily awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors enrolled in Grand Prairie ISD.