Brenda E. Cortez
Brenda is a living kidney donor and children’s book author, who has a passion for helping others. She was inspired to write her first book, My Mom is Having Surgery, after her daughter centered her college entrance essay around Brenda’s donation and the inspiration she felt from it. Brenda is now a strong advocate for living donation awareness. Because of this advocacy and her passion for helping others, Brenda came up with the slogan, HOWL: Help Others with Love. Learn more about HOWL, and Brenda’s organ donation focused children’s books below.
Click on the links below to learn more about each book and to purchase.
Each book purchased will be personally signed by the author, Brenda, and will include a Howl the Owl bookmark!
My Mom is Having Surgery – A Kidney Story – Click to buy!
Howl Helps Others – Click to buy!
Howl Gets a Heart – Click to buy!
Howl Helps Bella – Click to buy!
Howl Learns About Kidneys & Dialysis – Click to buy!
Howl Goes to the Races – Click to buy!
Howl Loves his new Liver – Click to buy!
Howl Inspires Mr. YNOTT – Click to buy!
Howl Competes at the Transplant Games – Click to buy!
For any orders shipping outside of the US, please email Brenda directly to place your order.
Bundle Deal: Purchase all eight of Brenda’s books for just $79.99! *If you want to order a variety other than the bundle, email Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book & Plush Howl Combo
Howl makes a great book buddy companion and can’t wait to snuggle up! Choose the book you want with your plush Howl the Owl from the drop down menu. Save $3 with this special combo package!
HOWL the Owl
Howl the Owl is a 8″ plush owl. Howl the Owl makes a great gift for all ages while helping spread the message of HOWL™ (Help Others With Love)! He is also a great snuggle buddy while reading a Howl the Owl book!
Read this testimony from someone who recently received their very own Howl the Owl:
“When we got home from the hospital we had a package waiting for us. The kids opened it and LOVE it. It truly made our day! Someone who I have never met, but is a member at our old church sent us a children’s book about organ donation along with tattoos and a stuffed animal. We love it! I read the book to the kids and all of them continued to say, “oh, that sounds like us, like what our family went through.”
Because of Organ Donation
In this book, you will find 25 different stories of hope, kindness, despair, and healing shared by transplant recipients, living donors, and donor families. Because of organ donation, their lives have forever changed.
Each chapter will tug at your heartstrings as you read about people struggling to stay alive, and ultimately relying on the generosity of another human being, or the kindness of a beautiful soul and their grieving family.
You will hear how living donors graciously donated an organ, sometimes even two organs; often to a stranger. You will also learn about donor families who were able to think of others during their most heartbreaking moment, offering to let their loved-ones legacy live on in a stranger.