Our Partners

In setting out on this journey to create Hannah's Foundation, we have encountered fantastic support within our community. Four outstanding organizations have embraced our cause and played integral roles in shaping our foundation. They have lent their expertise and encouragement. We are proud to call them partners.

Blank Children's Hospital/Safe Kids of Greater Des MoinesBlank Children's Hospital

Hannah was lovingly cared for at Blank Children's Hospital after her accident. We will always be thankful for the wonderful and compassionate doctors and staff members who tended to our family.

We are partnering with Blank Children's Hospital and Safe Kids of Greater Des Moines to advocate for child safety with an emphasis on window safety. As part ot their advocacy for the prevention of childhood accidents, Blank Children's Hospital features a Safety Store where all types of childhood safetySafe Kids devices and equipment are sold. As a result of our partnership with Blank Children's Hospital, the Safety Store will sell window safety devices. Safe Kids of Greater Des Moines is located in the Blank Children's Hospital's Center for Outreach & Advocacy.

Blank Children's Hospital, located in Des Moines, Iowa, is completely dedicated to meeting the unique healthcare needs of children. Blank Children's Hospital is an 88-bed environment that embraces and encourages families to be a part of their child's healing and recovery. Everything from equipment to decor is designed specifically for children.

Iowa Donor Network

Iowa Donor NetworkAfter her accident, Hannah donated her eyes and heart valves through the Iowa Donor Network. We were notified that two children received the gift of sight with Hannah's eyes and a seven-month-old baby boy in Pennsylvania received the gift of life with Hannah's heart valves.

The Iowa Donor Network is Iowa's sole organ procurement agency. They facilitate both organ and tissue recovery and serve as the state's primary contact for organ, tissue and eye donation. Iowa Donor Network is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency certified by the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. To fulfill their mission, IDN works with more than 100 hospitals across the state of Iowa. They integrate our work in organ/tissue recovery and organ distribution with a leading role in public education, hospital development and family support services. IDN also works closely with the Iowa Lions Eye Bank to promote eye donation.

My Angel Foundation

My Angel FoundationThe My Angel Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on inspiring Iowans to become registered organ, eye and tissue donors.

My Angel Foundation was founded by Ted Cochran in January of 2007. Ted received a life-saving kidney transplant on August 29, 2006. Ted’s loving mother was his donor. With the passion of wanting to honor his mother’s gift, help other transplant patients and their families, and to be an advocate for the very thing that saved his life – organ donation, he founded the My Angel Foundation.

Iowa Lions Eye BankIowa Lions Eye Bank

Hannah was an eye donor through the Iowa Lions Eye Bank/Iowa Donor Network resulting in the gift of sight for two children.

The Iowa Lions Eye Bank is a non-profit service organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of sight through the recovery, processing and distribution of human ocular tissue for transplantation and research, primarily in Iowa, but also throughout the world.

The Iowa Lions Eye Bank is affiliated with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.


Each of us is here for a brief sojourn;

for what purpose we know not, though sometimes we sense it.

But we know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.

~ Albert Einstein

All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why.

Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

~ Danny Thomas, founder of St. Jude's Children's Hospital


We are not living in eternity.

We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake.

~ Marie Beyon Ray