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JoJo Martin

Morton Records has partnered with Gift of Hope in servicing a Public Service Announcement (PSA) featuring Urban Inspirational recording artist  JoJo Martin.  Martin suffers from kidney failure and has been an outspoken proponent of organ donation. “I have a genetic condition called FSGS which stands for Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis,” he says. “My oldest brother had it and passed away at the age of twenty nine and left a wife and three sons behind. At the age of thirty one, I’m doing my best to stay ahead of this disease and be as healthy as possible.”

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is a not-for-profit organ procurement organization based in Itasca, IL that coordinates organ and tissue donation and provides public education on organ donations. “As one of 58 OPOs that make up the nation’s donation system, we work with 180 hospitals and serve 12 million people in our donation service area,” says the Manger of Community Affairs Marion Shuck. “I’ve never had a position where no matter how tough my day or job is, I know that I’m a part of doing good each and every day, as we help change those tragedies to triumphs. Stories such as JoJo’s need to be told so that people see stories of individuals who look like themselves to believe that we do participate in the process, we receive and we donate.”

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source: Hallels.com/Timothy Yap

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