Sunday, April 24, 2016

Organ donors, recipients celebrate each other


WBAL TV | Omar Jimenez

BALTIMORE -  On a day that celebrated generosity from this world to the next, families of organ donors came together to honor their loved ones and celebrate the lives saved through organ donation during the Living Legacy Foundation's Remembrance Day.

Three years ago, 15-year-old Skylar Marion was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Pasadena, but his legacy lives on in a classmate and childhood friend who needed his heart, Kyle Wilkerson.

"We see the family out and about occasionally. It's just overwhelming. Words can't describe how grateful I am that Kyle is still here, yet how deeply saddened I am that somebody had to die, and it had to be such a life force as Skylar was," said Denise Wilkerson, Kyle's mother.

There are more than 3,700 people waiting for a solid organ transplant in Maryland, according to the foundation. Continue reading VIDEO 
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On behalf of Skylar's family, I would like to thank the Wilkerson family for bringing attention once again to the tragic loss of Skylar, yours is a family of dignity, grace and compassion. We are thankful that Kyle is doing so well and pray that he will continue to do so for many years to come. What a unique gift you have given our family, the gift was watching a piece of Skylar live on through Kyle. We will continue to pray that the person who took Skylar from us will finally be brought to justice.