Linda Wool­ridge,

MOUNT PEARL, N.L.

Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Retrospective -

MEM­O­RABLE AR­TI­CLE: “Kelly’s Gift,” by James Ricci (April 1984)

In the sum­mer of 1984, my 16-year-old daugh­ter Danette read an ar­ti­cle in the mag­a­zine about a fam­ily who had do­nated their child’s or­gans af­ter the young­ster had died un­ex­pect­edly. Danette brought the piece over and asked me to read it. She was im­pressed by the story and made it clear that she too would have wanted to be a donor if she had been in the child’s place. That Septem­ber, five days af­ter be­ing in a car ac­ci­dent, Danette died of a se­vere head in­jury, leav­ing us heart­bro­ken. In ac­cor­dance with her wishes, my hus­band and I do­nated her or­gans.

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