Thursday, March 21, 2013

Parents of Texas teen who died in ski accident raise awareness about organ donation

City News Toronto | Christy Laverty, 680News
Photo: Taylor Storch, 13, died in a ski accident in Colorado in 2010. STORCH FAMILYThree years ago, 13-year-old Taylor Storch died after a terrible ski accident in Colorado but she lives on in the lives of five donor recipients.

Her parents, Todd and Tara Storch, decided to donate her organs.

“We knew in our heart because of the type of child Taylor was — such a giving, caring child — that that would be what she would would want,” Tara told 680News.

“We made that decision for her knowing in our hearts it was the right one.”

The couple is now sharing their story in a new book called Taylor’s Gift. The book chronicles the family’s loss but also celebrates life.

“It was a privilege to be able to be asked that question of ‘will you choose to donate your daughter’s organs? She’s a beautiful candidate for this. Would you consider that?’” Tara said.

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