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Saturday, April 23, 2016

"Liv On": Importance of organ donation is Republic teen's legacy

KY 3 | Kate Alt

REPUBLIC, Mo. It was a simple decision that made a huge impact. Olivia Didway was an organ donor and when she passed away after a car accident in 2014, her gift of life helped save the lives of five people.

Olivia's legacy is also living on. Her family has established the Liv a Life of Love Foundation and each year, holds Liv's Run for Life to not only raise money for the foundation, but get people signed up to be organ donors.

Last year, the first-ever race raised $10,000.

Considering it was the first year, I didn't think that there would be that many people," said Olivia's sister, Emilee Sullivan. "But seeing it, it was really cool, all the people came out to support organ donation and our family and Liv, and it was just really cool to see how many people came."

Family and friends of Olivia are hoping that the second annual Liv's Run for Life is even bigger. Continue reading

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