This non-profit organization started due
to the financial hardships Larry’s mother
went through with a child who had a heart
condition. The Larry Hughes Foundation
provides families with the tools that will
enhance their quality of life while assisting
the youth dealing with illnesses related to
organ transplants. “Our family wanted to
help people who were experiencing the
same thing as us,” states his mother and
co-founder, Vanessa Hughes.

According to, there
have been advances in medical technology
and donations. But the demand for
organ, eye, and tissue donation still vastly
exceeds the number of donors. Their
research produced the following statistics:

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