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One Breath Foundation’s Commercial by the County of  Los Angeles.

One Breath Foundation was honored to receive a Covid 19 recovery grant from the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. Because of this grant we were able to continue to assist patients in need with restricted incomes. If you know anyone who needs our assistance or needs support please share this video.

What are some ways you can help?

There are several ways to help One Breath Foundation
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Be a Sponsor

Charitable sponsorships are a great way to pay it forward in your community. Sponsorships help patients and their families living with a terminal disease. Your company may gain positive exposure, especially if you sponsor an event.

Sponsoring One Breath Foundation will show your staff, current and future clients that you really care about your community. Choose your sponsorship now we thank you.

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Make a Donation

Your generous donations to One Breath Foundation assists, those suffering with a lung and other organ disease. Most of these patients will desperately need a lifesaving organ transplant.

Usually, these patients suffer financial hardships, because they’re unable to keep their jobs due to their illness. If they don’t have financial support, they’re unable to receive a lifesaving organ transplant.

One Breath Foundation needs volunteers

Volunteer for a cause! Give a bit of your time and heart. Some of the most rewarding volunteer opportunities, where you can help enhance the lives of our patients every day and in many different ways.

We also need volunteers with special skills to assist with projects, such as marketing, photography, social media, website blogging and other creative and unique projects.

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Join Our Support Group

Joining a support group can be very helpful to patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal lung or other organ disease. We understand unexpected challenges and uncertainties about the future, being part of a support group helps patients understand, improve their quality of life, health management, education and make new friends.

You are not alone in your journey. Knowledge is power.

Natalia Guillén, Single Lung Transplant Recipient

Featured Story Natalia Guillén

My name is Natalia Guillén and I am a lung transplant recipient. I am 68 years old; I have a husband with whom I have been married for 50 years, 5 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

Read Natalia’s full story in English here

Read Natalia’s full story in Spanish here

Valeria and Gloria together
A Foundation With Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to assist patients who are diagnosed with a lung and/or other organ disease. Usually, these patients face financial hardships. One Breath Foundation assist those living with lung and/or other diseases, those waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and post-transplant patients that are struggling with their recovery, with restricted incomes. In addition, we assist patients, caregivers, and their families overcome difficult times, by holding a monthly support group meeting, to educate and provide resources to prepare them for their journey.

“Find your passion and you’ll find your purpose”

Gloria Rodriguez Founder of One Breath Foundation 2007

— Gloria Rodriguez Founder

Howl the owl mascot for One Breath Foundation

Howl the Owl

Meet our new mascot Howl the Owl and learn how he helps others.

How the Owl was created by Brenda Cortez a living donor, she’s the author of many children’s books that educate about organ, eye and tissue donation. HOWL means:

Helping Others With Love

That’s exactly what we do at One Breath Foundation we help others with love we are volunteers, we give our time and our hearts to assist patients in need.

If you’d like to purchase a plush Howl the owl or Brenda’s books please email Brenda @

Resource Center

One Breath Foundation is dedicated to helping families with lung or other types organ disease by providing a variety of resources.



You can enhance lives by making a donation.
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One Breath Foundation is a leader in Organ Donation Education
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Support Group

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Donations are an important way for One Breath Foundation to help others. Sponsor Us


Be an Organ Donor

Be an Organ Donor

Thank you for registering to be an Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor. Register here


Transplant Centers

Transplant Centers

Here is a list of hospitals that may assist you during your transplant journey.




One Breath Foundation relies on volunteers to help patients with organ disease. Volunteer Now

One Breath Foundations Upcoming Events

It's always rewarding to give to life saving causes. See Current Fundraising events below and our goals.
Zoom Support Group Meeting – Coping Skills – how to handle overwhelming & stressful situations.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM By Terri Pilawa

Join us for our Zoom Support Group Meeting Thursday, May 2nd 3:00 PM PDT Guest Speaker: Dawn Cerruto- Kirkowski, LCSW…

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM By Terri Pilawa

Save the Date! Quartermania Fundraiser Event Sunday, June 23rd Tickets on sale now or pay at the door $30.00 includes…

9402 Oak St, Bellflower, CA 90706
One Breath in-person Support Group Meeting – Let’s Share our Stories – Donate Life!
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM By Terri Pilawa

April is Donate Life Month! Bringing awareness to Organ, Eye & Tissue Donation. Come 0n out and join us!Sunday, April…

9402 Oak St, Bellflower, CA 90706

Your donation will enhance and give relief to those in need.

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