Scout draws inspiration from mother

The Press | Samie Harltey

Jonathan Davis is on a mission to save lives.

The Freedom High School senior recently partnered with the California Transplant Donor Network to educate the community about the importance of organ and tissue donation as part of his Eagle Scout project. While the project helped culminate his 12 years of Boy Scout training, Davis’ project also helped him honor his mother, who received a heart and lung transplant in 1995.

“My mom was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension when she was 21,” Davis said. “Doctors didn’t expect her to make it without a transplant. They gave her three years to live. She held on for 10 years and then got a heart and lung transplant. She lived for 15 more years. I was able to get more time with her because someone donated their organs and saved her life.”

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