Paramedic Continued to Save Lives Even After Losing His Own

Christopher “Bek” Gardner is one of 14 UF Health Jacksonville patients who donated organs in 2017.

By: Dee Russell
Bek with his grandmother, who he visited often.
“The heart Bek used to love me with gets to love others. His lungs are now breathing new life into someone else."
Carlie Watt
Bek with family Christopher "Bek" Gardner surrounded by his loving family.
“There are more than 114,000 patients on the national transplant waiting list, including more than 5,400 listed at transplant centers in Florida. For each of them, a lifesaving organ transplant is their only hope.”
Kathleen Giery
Director of Donor Program Development, LifeQuest