Lexington mom's plea for organ donors is personal

WTVQ | Christine Winter

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Lexington mom's plea for organ donors is very personal. Sarah Gilbert says a heart transplant could have saved her little boy's life.

Back in 1998, 16-month-old Jacob Gilbert was diagnosed with an incurable heart condition. His mom says he was on the transplant list for almost a year and a half. But the heart Jacob so desperately needed never came.

"It's agonizing just knowing that there is a cure out there. It's kind of dangling out in front of you, but there's absolutely no way to get to it. The only way these families will get any help is through the goodness of other people's hearts to donate," says Gilbert. Continue reading