Donation puts positive light on weekend tragedy

Fox 11 News | Chad Doran

APPLETON - As the families of three teenage girls from the Campbellsport area prepare to lay their loved ones to rest, some are honoring a courageous decision in the face of tremendous loss.

"We have received word that two of them have donated organs... I know for sure from the two families that I talked to they are comforted by the fact that they were able to donate," said Campbellsport High School principal Kris Langer.

At Theda-Clark Medical Center in Neenah, Dr. Ray Georgen is the director of the trauma center. He heads-up the organ donation program at the hospital. Dr. Georgen says asking a grieving family about organ donation is difficult. However, it's a decision that can save lives.

"It's an incredible gift in the face of incredible tragedy, but the benefits that occur from that, the ramifications are enormous," said Dr. Georgen.
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