Friday, October 2, 2015

Montana event spotlights importance of organ donors

KTVQ | Augusta McDonald

Josh Heser of Lewistown was 33 when he passed away in 2013, and since he has helped over 100 people through organ, eye and tissue donation. (MTN News photo)

MISSOULA - Taking the time to become an organ donor can really help someone in need.

Tragedy is transformed into hope when victims of fatal auto accidents opt to become organ donors.

Josh Heser of Lewistown was 33 when he passed away in 2013, and since he has helped over 100 people through organ, eye and tissue donation.

"Knowing that he was saving lives, we didn't know how many at the time, but knowing he was saving lives and able to live on through them was amazing, it gave us hope,” said Heser’s sister, Anne Robinson.

Erik Gelhar from Washington state was diagnosed with heart failure at age 22 in 2007, and after many intervening therapies and three years on a waiting list he was offered Josh's heart. Continue reading

 

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