Our donor families often seek out ways to honor and remember their loved one. In addition to becoming a volunteer with Donate Life Arizona, here are a couple of ways to pay tribute to your loved one online.
Sharing Your Loved One’s Story at LiveOnAZ.org
At LiveOnAZ.org, you will find Arizona’s Wall of Life. The Wall of Life is a visible and powerful symbol that bears testimony to selfless giving and offers tangible hope to those who are in need of a life-saving transplant. Our wish is that this site becomes a place where goodness, compassion and gratitude find their expression. This website allows you to add your loved one’s name and include their story of generosity. Others visiting the site can also add their remembrances to the story page.
Memorialize Your Loved One on Facebook
If your loved one had a Facebook account:
Option 1 – Memorializing the account:
When a person passes away, Facebook can memorialize the account to protect your loved one’s privacy (when requested by the family). In order to protect the privacy of your loved one, Facebook cannot provide login information for the account. However, once it has been memorialized, Facebook takes measures to secure the account.
Here are some of the key features of memorialized accounts:
- No one can log into a memorialized account and no new friends can be accepted.
- Depending on the privacy settings of the person’s account, friends can share memories on the memorialized timeline.
- Anyone can send private messages to the deceased person.
- Content your loved one shared, such as photos or posts, remains on Facebook and is visible to the audience it was shared with.
- Memorialized timelines don’t appear in People You May Know and other suggestions.
If you need to request a timeline to be memorialized, click here.
Option 2 – Removing the account:
Facebook will process certain special requests for verified immediate family members, including requests to remove a loved one’s account. This will completely remove the timeline and all associated content from Facebook, so no one can view it.
For all special requests, Facebook requires verification that you are an immediate family member or executor. Requests will not be processed if Facebook is unable to verify your relationship to the deceased.
Examples of documentation that Facebook will accept include:
- Birth certificate
- Death certificate
- Proof of authority under local law that you are the lawful representative of his/her estate.
If you are an immediate family member and would like to request that Facebook removes your loved one’s account from the site, click here.
If your loved one did not have Facebook, you can create a page specifically to remember them.
To create a page:
- Go to facebook.com/pages/create.
- Choose a Page category (cause or community).
- Choose a subcategory and enter the required information.
- Check the box next to I agree to Facebook Pages Terms.
- Click Get Started.