Support Group

Support Group

The goal of JJ’s Legacy Support Group is to provide a supportive and healing environment where you can share our struggles and triumphs related to organ, eye and tissue donation. Being touched by organ, eye and tissue donation as a recipient, donor family or recipient’s family member is a unique experience. Connecting with others who have walked a similar path can be comforting, educational and encouraging. Our group is made up of The Donate Life Family, living donors, organ recipients, family members, donor families and those waiting for the life saving transplant. We welcome anyone in the Donate Life Family to join us for a weekly group support facilitated by licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Sarah Appleton.

Each week, Dr. Appleton will facilitate a supportive and emphatic dialogue about each member’s journey. If you are new to the group, we welcome you to ask questions, share your story or simply observe and get comfortable. Some topics we may discuss include coping with fears and grief, remembering loved ones on special dates, dealing with family members who cope differently,
living with fear and gratitude simultaneously and other topics as they arise. If you have questions about the group, contact Dr. Appleton at 661-809-9363.

There is no need to RSVP for the group. You are welcome to attend as often as you are able. We have scheduled one evening per month to include those who unable to attend during normal business hours. Each support group will be held at the JJ’s Legacy Office located 5330 Office Center Ct.


Tuesday April 19th at 9:30 am
Tuesday April 28th at 5:30 pm


Tuesday May 3rd at 9:30 am
Tuesday May 10th at 9:30 am
Tuesday May 17th at 9:30 am
Thursday May 26th at 5:30 pm


Tuesday June 7th at 9:30 am
Tuesday June 14th at 9:30 am
Thursday June 23rd at 5:30 pm
Tuesday June 28th at 9:30 am