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Save a life, save a family.
Give the gift of life.

Save a life, save a family.
Give the gift of life.

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On June 30th of 2019, at the age of 16, Diego Degrossi was involved in a tragic drowning. While he battled bravely for nearly a week, he gained his wings on July 5th, 2019. Diego’s parents, Martin and Ana, decided to gift Diego’s organs, saving numerous lives and families.

Our family made the brave decision to donate Diego’s organs, eyes & tissues to families in need of these life-saving gifts. At least 3 people received life-saving organs, including his passionate heart and both kidneys. His beautiful blue eyes as well as tissues helped many others. Our mission became clear after this – to inspire others regarding the the importance of becoming an organ donor…save a life, save a family!

Please join us in celebrating the cause and Diego’s heroism in a 5k run or 1k walk.

Diego will forever be in our hearts because of his passion, spontaneity and bravery.  He’s a superhero, forever. He touched so many lives in our community that we will honor his legacy by bringing awareness to organ donation, saving lives and families! We celebrate Diego’s heroism and celebrate this cause during our annual 5K run/1k walk.


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Diego battled bravely for nearly a week at St. Mary’s Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit before answering God’s call and becoming one of his angels. While at the hospital, the seed was planted to do what we can to make something positive from this  devastating nightmare. With the assistance of Life Alliance organ recovery agency, we spoke to the mother a young girl who received a donor gift about five years ago. After hearing the gift not only saved the young girl, but an entire family, we made the decision to start Diego’s 1K4L non-profit to raise awareness and funds for organ donation.  it solidified our organ donation decision. Our organization is fiercely dedicated to this cause and creating a legacy for our beloved son, who will live on as a superhero, forever. Sign up to donate and/or participate.

Our 2020 5K/1Mile Event

Our 2020 5K/1Mile Event

Our 2022 5K/1Mile Event

Our 2022 5K/1Mile Event

Our 2023 5K/1Mile Event

Our 2023 5K/1Mile Event

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