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Profiles of Life

Organ donation is changing lives for the better in Canada and around the world. The following inspirational submissions come from real transplant recipients who are the Living Proof!


2014 Life Changing Train for Heroes in support of organ donation.


Rocky Mountaineer’s second annual Life Changing Train for Heroes travelled to Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada earlier this fall with 13 families onboard; organ donors, recipients and the organizations who support them. Our special guests from Australia, the USA, the UK and Canada were hosted by Randy Powell, President & CEO of Rocky Mountaineer. These families were honoured for their courage, spirit in the face of adversity and commitment to raising awareness for the global need for organ and tissue donation. The series of 4 videos vividly illustrates some of the challenges and joys of this complex and important issue.

Meet the Talbot family who suffered a tragic loss when Jonathon Talbot was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident. In that moment, they made a selfless decision that gave life to four others. Hear their incredible story and watch the Talbot’s moving journey onboard the Life Changing Train for Heroes.

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