LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OneLegacy is launching a new four-part short video series and public service announcement to promote the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. The series is written and produced by Travis Flores, who received his third double-lung transplant earlier this week. Travis partnered with OneLegacy and Donate Life Hollywood for the video series, “Sound Good?,” featuring two high school students and their story of friendship as they navigate the milestones of life as a teenager while one of them battles heart disease and the need for a transplant. “Sound Good?” will premiere over social media channels in May, featuring new episodes every Friday.
This is the third time that OneLegacy has worked with Flores to write and produce PSAs about donation. He produced a PSA in 2017 featuring OneLegacy, as well as the “Heck Yeah” PSA to reach diverse, young audiences in 2018.
“Travis is a very creative writer, and we are grateful to partner with him to create and produce moving stories of organ, eye and tissue donation,” said Tom Mone, CEO of OneLegacy. “As Travis recovers from his third double-lung transplant this week, we send him best wishes for a full recovery; and we look forward to continue working with him in the future.”
Flores is an award-winning children’s book author, writer, producer, and nationally recognized speaker and advocate for multiple charities. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as an infant, Travis was expected to live no more than five years. He defied all odds and continued with his life while developing his creative writing from a very young age, publishing a book at age 13 and going on a three-year book tour to share his story of perseverance and receiving national recognition for his motivational speeches.
In his most recent role as an executive producer for OneLegacy, Flores’ projects have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, raising awareness of the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation, and encouraging thousands to register as donors.
As part of his lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis, Flores received lifesaving double-lung transplants in 2015 and 2017; and he was just listed last week to receive a third transplant. Flores received the call on Monday night from UCLA and underwent transplant surgery on May 5. The transplant went well, and he is currently recovering at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
“I am forever grateful for my three donors and their families, who said ‘YES’ to donation and gave me a second chance at life,” said Flores. “Thanks to their gifts, I am able to continue my work and my mission to create and share meaningful stories about donation with the public. I am excited to partner with OneLegacy once again to share ‘Sound Good?’ with everyone.”
The four-part video series will premiere May 8 on OneLegacy’s social media channels: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Additionally, Donate Life Hollywood will share the PSA on their social media channels and through the DLH Activate App.
“We know that storytelling has the power to save lives; and when a piece is produced by someone who is personally touched by donation, it takes on even greater meaning,” said Tenaya Wallace, founder of Donate Life Hollywood, a campaign of the OneLegacy Foundation to increase positive and authentic portrayals of organ, eye and tissue donation on television and in film.
The “Sound Good?” video series will also be shared to local high schools when the new school year starts in the fall to supplement the current organ, eye and tissue donation program that OneLegacy shares with local students.
Dedicated to saving and healing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the areas we serve, OneLegacy is the largest organ, eye and tissue recovery organization in the world with more than 200 hospitals, ten transplant centers and a diverse population of over 22 million.