Columbia Star | Julia Rogers Hook
But that night was different. That night, while biking over the Blossom Street Bridge, Jesse was struck by a drunk driver and sustained immense injuries. He was taken to the Palmetto Richland Hospital and diagnosed as brain-dead. His body had endured too much to carry on, and Jesse’s brain could no longer carry out its function. Without being on a ventilator, Jesse would die.
In those most heartbreaking moments of her life, Jesse’s mother, Lynn Finley, remembered that he had talked about being an organ donor.