Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Kentucky family fights to change organ donor laws

WPSD Local 6 | Brianna Clark

PRINCETON, KY - When you die, you want your wishes followed; but that didn't happen for 19-year-old Courtney Flear. She was killed in a crash in January near Princeton, Kentucky.

Courtney was an organ and tissue donor, but her parents say her final wishes were never fulfilled and the wording of a current law is to blame.

They say they can't change what happened to their daughter, but they do have the power to make the situation better for other families.

"She left out home fifteen minutes before we got a phone call that there was an accident," says Gary Flear, Courtney's dad.

That's when Gary and Briggett Flear found out their daughter, Courtney, had died.

"The last thing we were thinking was, 'oh I need to make sure her organs are taken care of.' We were distraught," says Briggett Flear, Courtney's mom.

They trusted the professionals would make sure Courtney's wishes were followed. Continue reading

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