I am posting this for a friend so she has a safe place to receive donations in lieu of flowers to build a memorial for her sweet son:
Today is is the saddest day of my life. I lost my 17 year old son yesterday. He was pronounced dead today at 7:47pm. When your worst fear as a mother comes true with the loss of your child, you realize there is nothing more you can do to help them, they are gone. In the panic and grief of yesterday's tragic and sudden loss, I almost missed the opportunity to extend my son Ethan's too-short life to others through organ donation. Knowing he is saving lives has been the brightest light! Please take a moment to learn about organ donation now, and be adamant with the hospital that your child's organs are on a timer!! https://sharinghopesc.org/
Even in the darkest cloud, there is a silver lining. The silver lining: 6 people received life changing phone calls. Doctors were able to find a match for Ethan' heart, both kidneys, pancreas, liver, and his lungs. One of Ethan' kidneys actually found a home with someone our family knows. Ethan may not be here but you will continue to live on in other people and that within itself is a beautiful thing.
My son died by gunshot and my mom had to watch him lay lifeless for 45 minutes until medical staff arrived. To give her something more peaceful than her last vision to remember Ethan, and to represent the lives he is saving, we want to build her a gazebo.
Please learn about gun safety for your family so you will never need to use that information: http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/guns.htm#know
- Andy A
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- Heather Diaz
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