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Friday, April 8, 2016

Donor's parents meet Alabama baby saved by son's heart

Alabama | Amy Yurkanin
From left to right: Tucker Boswell holding Davis, Hudson Boswell, Amanda Boswell, Holley Perry, Jonathan Perry holding a picture of John Clarke Perry. (courtesy) 
These days, Davis Boswell of Auburn is a rosy-cheeked nine-month old with a head full of baby-fine hair.

But not that long ago, he was a boy living on borrowed time – tethered to lifesaving technology through a device called a Berlin heart that helped pump blood. Davis was the youngest patient in the United States to use a Berlin heart when doctors implanted it, said his mother, Amanda Boswell. He was less than three weeks old.

The device is used to stabilize children as they await a transplant, and Davis used it for more than four months as he and his family waited at Children's of Alabama in Birmingham. An infection caused him to go into heart failure shortly after his birth.

"We never prayed for a heart," Amanda Boswell said. "Because we knew that praying for a heart was praying for something tragic to happen to a baby."

As the Boswells' vigil entered its fourth month, something tragic did happen to a baby living hundreds of miles away in Monroe, La. John Clarke Perry, a six-month-old, began to run a mysterious fever, and doctors discovered bleeding on the brain. Continue reading

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NASHVILLE, Ga. – Laurie Carter, a resident of Nashville, Georgia, would have never envisioned she’d be speaking at organizations to raise awareness of organ donation, but that’s exactly what she does now. In December of 2006, Laurie lost her 16-year-old son in a tragic vehicle accident.
Just six months before the accident, Laurie’s son Tyler had decided to become an organ donor when he registered for his driver’s license. Tyler had never shared this with his parents; it was only after his accident they were made aware of his decision. Laurie said she knew they had to honor his wishes, but never imagined how much Tyler’s choice to be an organ donor would impact their family’s life for years to come.
On March 29, LifeLink of Georgia, the non-profit agency who recovered Tyler’s organs for transplant, and South Georgia Medical Center hosted Laurie and her daughters to help educate staff and community members about organ donation. Laurie shared how the decision to donate Tyler’s organs was a personal choice but the right choice for her family. “The process has helped with our healing as four people have been given a second chance at life through his donation,” said Laurie. “Tyler was such a selfless child and we know he would have wanted that.”
- See more at: http://valdostatoday.com/2016/04/organ-donation-truly-the-ultimate-gift/#sthash.GNgjPXZ1.dpuf
NASHVILLE, Ga. – Laurie Carter, a resident of Nashville, Georgia, would have never envisioned she’d be speaking at organizations to raise awareness of organ donation, but that’s exactly what she does now. In December of 2006, Laurie lost her 16-year-old son in a tragic vehicle accident.
Just six months before the accident, Laurie’s son Tyler had decided to become an organ donor when he registered for his driver’s license. Tyler had never shared this with his parents; it was only after his accident they were made aware of his decision. Laurie said she knew they had to honor his wishes, but never imagined how much Tyler’s choice to be an organ donor would impact their family’s life for years to come.
On March 29, LifeLink of Georgia, the non-profit agency who recovered Tyler’s organs for transplant, and South Georgia Medical Center hosted Laurie and her daughters to help educate staff and community members about organ donation. Laurie shared how the decision to donate Tyler’s organs was a personal choice but the right choice for her family. “The process has helped with our healing as four people have been given a second chance at life through his donation,” said Laurie. “Tyler was such a selfless child and we know he would have wanted that.”
- See more at: http://valdostatoday.com/2016/04/organ-donation-truly-the-ultimate-gift/#sthash.GNgjPXZ1.dpuf
NASHVILLE, Ga. – Laurie Carter, a resident of Nashville, Georgia, would have never envisioned she’d be speaking at organizations to raise awareness of organ donation, but that’s exactly what she does now. In December of 2006, Laurie lost her 16-year-old son in a tragic vehicle accident.
Just six months before the accident, Laurie’s son Tyler had decided to become an organ donor when he registered for his driver’s license. Tyler had never shared this with his parents; it was only after his accident they were made aware of his decision. Laurie said she knew they had to honor his wishes, but never imagined how much Tyler’s choice to be an organ donor would impact their family’s life for years to come.
On March 29, LifeLink of Georgia, the non-profit agency who recovered Tyler’s organs for transplant, and South Georgia Medical Center hosted Laurie and her daughters to help educate staff and community members about organ donation. Laurie shared how the decision to donate Tyler’s organs was a personal choice but the right choice for her family. “The process has helped with our healing as four people have been given a second chance at life through his donation,” said Laurie. “Tyler was such a selfless child and we know he would have wanted that.”
- See more at: http://valdostatoday.com/2016/04/organ-donation-truly-the-ultimate-gift/#sthash.H4hWJtaK.dpuf

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