Denise Martinez, Recipient
If you passed Denise on the street, you might not recognize her incredible strength, perseverance and resolve. Yet, Denise is the embodiment of survivor pride. A double organ transplant recipient, she has made a full recovery and now organizes and participates in walk-a-thons and other fundraising efforts for a number of causes. Without the loving gift of her donors, the world would have one less hero to look up to. The world is a better place because two donors made a third life possible.