RadiEight is a podcast from ARORA that focuses on sharing donor and recipient stories of organ, tissue and eye donation — to share the importance of registering to become an organ, tissue and eye donor. With over 114,000 Americans currently waiting for a life saving transplant, awareness about the life restoring gifts of organ, tissue and eye donation is important. You can help by registering to become a donor at donatelifearkansas.org. Subscribe to RadiEight by clicking the links below or wherever you listen to podcasts and sharing it with your family and friends.
Remembering Bobby Walker
Bobby Walker was a 20-year kidney recipient, enthusiastic ARORA volunteer and former ARORA employee. Sadly, Bobby passed away earlier in May; a great loss to Bobby’s family, friends and our state. We pay homage to our dear friend and former colleague by the re-airing of a RadiEight podcast recorded with Bobby in 2020.
Host Audrey Coleman interviews Bobby Walker. Several years ago, Bobby experienced a fall through a glass table that could have cost him his life. Instead, the fall likely saved his life. While treating his injuries, doctors found something that might not have otherwise come to light. Bobby's kidneys were failing, and he was in need of a transplant.
RadiEight replay: Grief Yoga as a tool for transformative healing
Because this episode was such a hit, we wanted to share it again! Host Audrey Coleman interviews Jeana Jucha, family aftercare coordinator at ARORA and certified Grief Yoga teacher. Jeana shares how the tools of yoga and meditation can be used as fuel for transformative healing.
RadiEIGHT Holiday Replay: Paul Owen & Yolanda Harshaw
This time of year always makes us think of Yolanda Harshaw—who received the greatest Christmas gift, a heart from Melissa Owen, on December 25th, 2014. On this RadiEIGHT replay episode, Yolanda and Paul, Melissa's father, discuss this gift and the incredible link its created between these two families.
RadiEight Episode #25: Mark Tudor
In this episode, members of the ARORA Communications department Michael Scott, Stacy Robinson, and Ayjah Johnson interview donor dad and ARORA's new CEO— Mark Tudor. Tune in to listen to Mark's personal connection to donation and his avid passion for saving lives.
You can also access this episode by visiting the ARORA Facebook page.
Episode #24: Dorothy Ballard
In this episode, host Audrey Coleman interviews Dorothy Ballard, a heart transplant recipient who recently celebrated 20 years with a healthy heart. Tune in to learn more about her story and journey of organ transplantation!
Episode #23: Keith Maddison
In this episode, host Audrey Coleman interviews Keith Maddison, a donor husband, tissue recipient, former long-time ARORA employee and current ARORA volunteer. He shares his experiences and responsibilities as a volunteer, what has helped him navigate through the grief of his wife’s passing, and more!
Great Podcast about the Gift of Life
Amazing to hear the stories of how organ, tissue, and eye donation changes lives and gives hope to those on the giving and receiving end! The host, Audrey Coleman, interviews guests with compassion and kindness.
Great podcast about the importance of organ donation