Thursday, May 12, 2016

Langfords honor son's memory by giving hope


Justin Langford impacted a lot of people in his life, but none more than those who received his organs, tissue, corneas and bone when his life tragically ended in a car crash two years ago at age 23.

“A 3-year-old boy received one of his kidneys,” said his mother, Janice Langford. “The oldest we know of was a 90-year-old that received one of his corneas.”

One man received both Justin’s pancreas and a kidney.

Justin’s dad, Bryan Langford, said he and Janice have met three people who benefited from Justin’s generosity as an organ donor and seen the impact on them and their families. Now they want to give hope to people still on the organ donation wait list and those who might not be aware they qualify to be on it.

“We’ve become advocates for organ donation,” Bryan said.

According to Donate Life data from October 2015, more than 1,400 Indiana residents are awaiting organ transplants, and every 10 minutes someone is added to the nation’s transplant waiting list.

“We decided we want to give hope to others and do that in a way that honors Justin and who he was,” Bryan said. Continue reading

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