Drunk driving victim saves 4 lives through organ donation


CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - A local organ donor will be featured on the 2016 Rose Bowl Parade Float on New Year's Day.

The Chattanooga man who died in 2011 was honored Monday for his gift - that allowed 4 other people live.

July 31, 2011, Kevin Daniel "Sunshine" Yates had just gotten off work. He was on his way home when Latisha Stevens hit him head on. Stevens was drinking and driving, traveling north in the southbound lane divided by a concrete-barrier. Kevin died 31 hours later.

"I took the life of Kevin Yates because I chose to drink and drive," said Latisha Stevens.

Stevens now works to convince others not to drink and drive. She talks with students about the deadly consequences with Kevin's mother, Tiki Finlayson by her side. It hasn't been easy to find forgiveness, but together they have a message. Continue reading

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