They will then give thanks for a rascally 12-year-old boy whose organs saved three lives and whose spirit inspired those two moms to take jobs helping others.
The Kentucky mom, Judy Schumacher, will remember Justin, her fun-loving, life-giving son. The Ohio mom, Jennifer Miller, will celebrate being alive after receiving his liver in 1992.
Both moms will give thanks that their 19-year quest recently came to a successful conclusion.
Judy, a hospice social worker, always wanted her entire family "to meet the person who got a new lease on life from Jason."
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-The waiting list for organ transplants includes the names of 572 Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky residents. Nationally, more than 112,000 people - including 3,500 Ohioans and 788 Kentuckians - await a life-saving transplant. Of the 572 local patients, LifeCenter, the region's organ and tissue bank, notes that 470 need a kidney.Here is a breakdown of the other organs needed: