The gift of life ... after death

The Durango Herald | Vanessa Guthrie

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
“They were very compassionate, very understanding,” said Debbie Egger of the doctors who removed organs from her son, Dillon Egger, 18. Dillon Egger died in a car accident in the summer of 2009 on Wolf Creek Pass.


“They were very compassionate, very understanding,” said Debbie Egger of the doctors who removed organs from her son, Dillon Egger, 18. Dillon Egger died in a car accident in the summer of 2009 on Wolf Creek Pass.

In the summer of 2009, 18-year-old Dillon Egger of Durango died after a car accident on Wolf Creek Pass on his way home from Denver. That same week, a Grand Junction resident with failing health was moved to the top of the liver transplant list; he was given two months to live.

An unselfish decision made by Egger at age 16 saved three lives – including the Grand Junction man’s – in the aftermath of his tragic death. Two of his kidneys and a liver were donated to people in desperate need.

And it all started with a driver’s license and a little red heart.
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