North Jersey | Erin Patricia Griffiths
Exactly four months after her son Danny was fatally injured in a car accident, Karyn Glover of Bergenfield stood poised and composed as she urged those gathered before her in the Knights of Columbus hall in Dumont to donate their organs - just as her son ultimately did.
"You are whole when you give," she said. "You aren't taking away from anything. You are giving something."
Karyn discussed her own experience as the recipient of an organ donation, as well as her son's donation of his organs following his untimely death during a talk held at the St. John's Council, 1345, Knights of Columbus in Dumont on Monday, May 21.
Danny Glover, 24, died nine days after he was involved a motor vehicle crash on an icy highway in Pennsylvania en route to a college friend's funeral.
The Jan. 21 accident, in which Danny's 1998 Buick struck the rear of a truck that was stopped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, left the Bergenfield High School graduate and wrestling star with severe brain trauma at Paoli Trauma Center in Pennsylvania.
When his family was told Danny had been declared brain dead, they recalled a wish he had expressed to have his organs donated if ever anything happened to him.
On the night before Thanksgiving, just two months before his death, Danny told his mother as he looked at his reflection that if he were to die, he wanted his organs to be donated to help others.
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