Monday, November 28, 2011
Volunteer Spotlight: Jane Keller
Gift of Life Donor Program
My family has been connected with Gift of Life since August of 1994. On August 18, 1994, our youngest son Joe drowned in a low-head dam near our home at the age of 14. He was pronounced dead three days later. Joe was attempting to save the life of a classmate who was caught in the hydraulics of the dam when he too was pulled under by the current. The classmate survived, but Joe was taken to the hospital for a very long several days of praying that he would make it through. When we were approached about organ donation, I was not interested at all. I felt that Joe had already given his life for a friend, and that was enough.