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News and Events of the Nicklas Foundation

Foundation honors organ donor who save the life of a fellow Texas

 WFAA – Channel 8 segment aired December 3, 2019.

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Award winning reporter takes an interest in our story

Award winning reporter, Alex Rozier for WFAA – Channel 8 News, started filming our story August 12, 2019.


It’s a Miracle

“Heart from a Friend” aired 9/16/1999 on Season 2:Episode 24 on the It’s a Miracle TV show hosted by Richard Thomas, star of The Waltons

Annual fundraiser for agency that helps homeless children/families.

Donor Awareness Night at the Ballpark

Gift of Life

Since 2004, the Nicklas Foundation has been able to offer housing to over 100 families awaiting a life-saving organ transplant. Thanks to the continued support of the DeBaun family, Foundation supporters, staff, and volunteers, we have been privileged to house families with transplant patients aged from 3 months old to 72 years. Besides hailing from Texas, patients have come to us from 14 other states including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oklahoma. Organs transplanted have included double and single lungs, hearts, kidneys, and livers.

Rodney DeBaun & Britteny Norris Discuss the Impact of The Landings and the Nicklas Foundation.

The David Nicklas Organ Donor Awareness Foundation 2016 video celebrates some of the Foundation’s accomplishments.

The 8th Annual Nicklas Foundation Charity Golf Tournament was held on September 23rd at Tangle Ridge Golf Course in Grand Prairie, Tx. We had a total of 33 teams, sponsors, volunteers and donors participating in this year’s event. Proceeds from the tournament will assist the foundation in housing transplant families and promoting organ donor awareness. The tournament generated enough funds that we were able to contribute $4,655 to the Hearts and Hoses Foundation and $4,655 to the Crisis Response Ministry. We wish to thank everyone that had a part in making this year’s event a huge success. Pictures from the event are below.

Police & Fire Charity Softball Tournament benefiting the Nicklas Foundation is Thursday, June 4, 2016.  Come join us at 5:00pm at QuikTrip Park!!

  • Raffle Drawing
  • Airhogs Players Appearance
  • Admission is free!
  • Donations accepted!
  • Give life!

The city of Grand Prairie proclaims April 2016 “Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month.” Rodney DeBaun speaks at city council meeting.

Become a Donor

Over 120,000 men, women and children are awaiting lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S.
Every 10 minutes another person is added to the waiting list.
About 22 people awaiting organs die every day.