On Thursday, hundreds gathered at the State Capitol for the first celebration of organ, eye and tissue donations.
“I was definitely on the road to not making it and a donor’s heart saved my life,” said Kevin Pontz.
Pontz received a heart transplant late last year. He’s not only an organ recipient, but also the family of a donor. Two weeks ago, he lost his wife to a brain aneurysm and subsequently a car crash. She donated her organs and saved the lives of four people.
“It gives us some calm relief to know that she saved other people,” Pontz said.
Thursday’s “Donate Life Capitol Celebration” included hundreds of donor family.
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