KIRKSVILLE, MO --
It was a beautiful afternoon to celebrate life in Kirksville Wednesday.
Northeast Regional Medical Center and A.T. Still University held a celebration in honor of National Donate Life Month.
“There's over 100,000 people on the waiting list in the United States waiting for a life-saving organ. Everyday 17-20 of those people die waiting for an organ, so it's important that we raise the awareness,” said Cheryl Tuggle, Midwest Transplant Network.
Testimonials were given by both organ donors and recipient families. The ceremony concluded with a balloon release and reception.