Life Connection of Ohio and Hyway Trucking Company entered into a partnership over a decade ago, resulting in the life-saving message of organ donation traveling millions of miles.
There was a celebration at Hyway in Findlay last month, where Life Connection staff and Russ and Kathi Flew showed their appreciation for Hyway’s generosity. Truckside posters that feature Russ and Kathi’s son, Dylan, who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation in 2006, have appeared on Hyway’s fleet of 375 trailers for the past 10 years.
“We have enjoyed taking Dylan with us for over 125 million miles in that time,” said Matt Lenhart, President & CEO of Hyway. “We are thankful we can help spread awareness for organ donation.”
Over the years, Russ and Kathi have received countless calls and picture messages of the truck posters from across the country, which they call “Dylan sightings”.
“It seems people would see Dylan’s poster on days when they really needed it,” said Kathi Flew, Dylan’s mom. “The first time Russ saw a truck, he called me and could barely speak. It was overwhelming for both of us, but in a good way.”
Thank you, Hyway, for inspiring countless people to Donate Life!