Coshocton Tribune | Kathie Dickerson
In the past 10 months, the Fresno resident has become an avid campaigner for organ-and-tissue donation, and will appear in the Donate Life Green Chair at 3 p.m. today on NBC 4i.com.
Residents from central Ohio will speak throughout the day about how donation has affected their lives.
Dean Franklin Poole II, who died June 25, 2011, at the age of 18, was an organ donor. Because his major organs were crushed so badly in the vehicle crash that took his life, he only was able to give his eyes, but two men, age 56, and 28, received sight, Jacqueline Poole said.
"I'm so proud of him for doing this," Poole said. "I want to keep his memory alive by helping other people and families. It's something that parents shouldn't have to do, bury their children, but I know it happens."
She encourages others to help families in need by signing up to become an organ donor. She did so this week.