Wetumpka mother killed in crash saves lives through organ donation

WSFA | Lindsey Rogers

Heather Taylor (Courtesy: Rebecca Sadler)

WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) - A grieving family is turning pain into purpose after losing their loved one in a fatal car accident.

A Wetumpka woman passed away after a deadly crash but she's saving other lives through organ donation.

Heather Taylor, 27, died Monday at Baptist Medical Center South, two days after her car hydroplaned and struck a tree.

Heather went to the pool with her son and a friend on the Fourth of July and they were on their way home when her Mercury Mountaineer hydroplaned in the rain. She went off the road and hit a tree on Alabama 170, just north of Wetumpka. She was only a mile and a half from her house. Heather’s injuries proved to be fatal. Her friend was also injured but her son was not harmed.

"He is seven years old and he was not harmed at all by the grace of God," Heather’s mother, Rebecca Sadler said. "From the looks of the accident, nobody should have lived. It was a miracle."

As Heather’s family mourns her death, Sadler says something incredible has come out of her family's devastating loss. The single mother of two was an organ donor and several of her organs have already been received by four women ranging in age from 20 to 50, including her heart, liver and one of her kidneys. Continue reading.

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