After the accident, Jamal had a mild stroke and started to have seizures. But he kept smiling, refusing to get discouraged. He went to school and played with his friends, like the kids his age. But the days of laughter are now gone. Today was Jamal's funeral. Last week he drowned in a friend's swimming pool.
Michelle says though her heart aches, she knows Jamal is still helping others through his death. Jamal was a registered organ donor.
According to Dahiana De Francisco, with the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency in South Florida, of the more than 113-thousand people who are on a waiting list for a transplant, eighteen of them die every day. "So knowing that one organ donor can actually help save up to eight lives with their gift of organ donation and possibly help the lives of 200 people with their gift of tissue donation that's just so meaningful."
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