Donate Life Float: 2016 Float Rider - Gail Gallagher

Donate Life Float

Gail Gallagher honors her daughter by participating as a rider on this year’s float. When Kate Gallagher was placed on the waiting list for a liver transplant in 2009, Gail did not expect her to become an organ donor instead. Kate was diagnosed with Budd-Chiari Syndrome, a clotting disease of the liver, during her senior year. Known for her joyous spirit, compassionate heart, and special way with young children, Kate went on to study early childhood development, work with elementary students, and become engaged to be married. Unfortunately, Kate suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on March 12, 2012 and passed away before she could receive a new liver. Fortunately, she saved three lives that day.

Sponsored by Donor Alliance, Inc.
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