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MEN of Life: New Ambassadors Group

MEN of Life is a new group of Donate Life NC Ambassadors. Motivating, Empowering and Navigating the Life of Organ Transplantation is their primary purpose. The MEN of Life, a diverse group of men who are all organ transplant recipients recently hosted a virtual Kickoff to introduce themselves to the community.


View the MEN of Life Kickoff video to hear powerful stories of resilience and determination. Hear how each of them overcame health challenges, and then went on to receive the ultimate gift of life through organ donation! The men also expressed gratitude to their living donors and acknowledged donor family members and their loved ones.


The MEN of Life are seeking members who would like to join them in raising awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation. The members hail from communities across NC—Burlington, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Huntersville, Nashville, Raleigh, and Winston Salem.


Many thanks to the original eight members of MEN of Life for using their platform to reach out to others who desire to hear transplant stories, be inspired, and feel hopeful on their transplant journey.

Jesse Belle

John Brown

Darryl Ellis

Xavien Harrison

Tony Lassiter

Tim Peterkin

Antonio Smith

Kenn Wiggins


If you would like to invite the MEN of Life to participate in one of your events by speaking or hosting a resource table, etc., please contact them at