November 5, 2020, United Network for Organ Sharing held a virtual art opening reception. Watch recording below.
“Looking Back” is a photography exhibition featuring Debra O’Hearn’s art documenting her journey from diagnosis to survival. In 2011 photographer and heart recipient Debra shared a 12-piece photography tribute to her donor, 29-year-old Emily Compton. Debra, a former ER nurse, created the series detailing her intense 4-year battle. She received a lifesaving heart transplant on Easter Sunday in April 2007. This November, we shared the exhibit again along with recently created works of art.
The virtual opening included:
- a tour of the art with Debra O’Hearn
- a conversation with heart recipient Debra and her donor’s mother, Martha Compton
- and questions from our virtual audience
Dedicated to increasing awareness of lifesaving organ transplants and organ donation, The Gallery at UNOS regularly features artwork by local artists and those touched by donation and transplantation.