Yuma Sun | Mara Knab
At the age of 64, Albert Myers died unexpectedly of a heart attack on April 8, 2009. Through the shock and sorrow, his family made a decision they knew would have made him happy. They agreed to donate his organs and tissue, including his skin and corneas.
“He had talked about donating his organs. He had always been all for it,” said his widow, Myrtle.
“It was a rough time, but I got a warm feeling knowing that in that way he could live, he's carrying on.”
Later she received a card from an 18-year-old woman who had been in an accident and received a skin graft thanks to Albert's gift.
“She said if it hadn't been for the skin graft, she wouldn't have been able to continue playing sports.”
Myrtle takes great comfort in reading the letter. “I get it out once in awhile and read it. It was very heartfelt, very touching. I know Albert would be happy, very pleased.
“I think it's fantastic that he's helping someone else. When you can take a part of someone you love and a part of them continues to live, it's a good feeling.”
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