GREENWOOD, IN – On June 12, 2018, Indiana Donor Network presented Madeline Weeks, a 19-
year-old Greenwood resident and Indiana University sophomore, with a scholarship in the amount of
$2,500. This scholarship is awarded to high-performing students with a direct connection to organ,
tissue, or eye donation and transplantation. Madeline’s father, Timothy Weeks, died in 2017 and
became a tissue donor.
Madeline graduated from Center Grove High School in 2017 with academic honors. She played
tennis and received the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award. She was also an elementary afterschool tutor
and volunteered at the Center Grove Food Pantry.
Madeline is currently a sophomore at Indiana University, majoring in media, advertising and
public relations. She is involved in several extracurricular activities including Camp Kesem and
CHAARG. Madeline has earned several academic awards and honors and serves her community as
a Hoosier Girls State Representative, Rotary Youth Leadership member and freshman orientation
ambassador. Her dream is to become a creative director in advertising or public relations.
Madeline’s father, Timothy Weeks, was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and became a tissue
donor upon his death in 2017. He was able to restore sight to two recipients in Iowa through his gift of
cornea donation. Madeline started college just three weeks after her father’s death. Madeline told
Indiana Donor Network, “my dad was a beloved dentist, known for putting others before himself…he
was able to save someone’s life with his skin and corneas.” She added, “I have strived to live every day
as if he were watching, as I want nothing more than to make him proud.”
About Indiana Donor Network
Indiana Donor Network is one of 58 designated organ recovery organizations in the United States and
coordinates organ, tissue and eye donation throughout the state. Indiana Donor Network is devoted to
public education about donation and transplantation with the goal of saving and enhancing more lives.
For more information about Indiana Donor Network or to register your decision to become a donor, visit
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