Winston-Salem, NC -- Jan Frye-Hill can light up a room with her smile. Her story will leave you speechless.
Almost 20 years ago, she learned her mother's liver was failing. She needed a liver transplant to live. She sat by her mom two long years waiting for an organ to become available. Finally it did. Her mother had the transplant and is doing great.
While her mother was sick, an old friend got in touch with Jan. The two hit it off, and not long after her mom's transplant, they married.
Sadly before their first Christmas together he died in a car crash. Before the wreck he and Jan had talked about organ donation, and his wishes to be one. Many people benefitted from his gift.
Jan was sharing her story with a group one day, when a man in the audience shared his. It turns out he received a kidney from Jan's husband.
And Jan's organ donation story doesn't end there. Not long ago she needed an organ donor herself. She had surgery on her wrist and needed a bone for the reconstruction.
Jan shared her story on the Good Morning Show to highlight National Donate Life Month.
Beth Hinesley with Carolina Donor Services says you can choose to be an organ donor when you renew your driver's license. She says it's also a good idea to talk to your familiy about your wishes.
You can learn more about organ donation at at program at Moses Cone Hospital later this week. "Learn How to Save a Life" explains the importance of organ donation and how to become a donor. The program is Thursday, April 22 6:30-8:30 at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. It is free, but you need to register, and you can do that online.