Local teacher supports LOPA in memory of baby Eddie

KTBS | Crystal Whitman 

A local teacher is using her own personal tragedy to raise the awareness about the need for infant organ donation.

Art teacher Erin Sitton's infant son was just two weeks old when he passed away a year ago this week.

Erin made the choice to donate baby Eddie's organs to the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency or LOPA.

"A baby did receive one of his heart valves not too long ago. LOPA was able to share with us limited information. We really are hoping and praying that someone will want to meet us or communicate with us.

Her entire school, Caddo Middle Magnet, is supporting her efforts as they celebrate "The Gift of Life" week this week.

"This week we are celebrating Eddie and celebrating LOPA. Each day we are doing a different activity. Kids are writing about being a gift in many different ways. We are also raising money through selling t-shirts and the wrist bands," commented principal Robin Debusk.

School leaders said funds raised throughout the week will be donated to LOPA at the end of the week. Continue reading

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