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Monday, April 18, 2016

Organ donations provide bittersweet moments for families of donors

KWCH 12 

WICHITA, Kan. Hundreds of people across Kansas get a second chance at life thanks to organ donors. It's a bittersweet moment for many families, as the extension of life for some comes after another person dies.

Wichita mother Kristin Schieber says her daughter, Lucy, is a hero. She has exactly seven months of memories with Lucy to flip through.

Lucy was born with a birth defect in her brain. On the day she turned seven months-old, Lucy stopped breathing. Hours later, the infant was on life support and doctors told Kristin her daughter was brain dead.

"I knew she was beyond exhausted and her body was giving up," Kristin said. Continue reading  VIDEO 
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