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Monday, May 30, 2016

Turning Tragedy Into Hope The Story Behind The Casey Williams Foundation


WAND | Meredith Hackler

DECATUR – Every 10 seconds a person is added to the organ donation list.

Seven years ago Casey Williams died in a car accident on her way to work.

"She was a fun person she loved having all of her friends surround her… She was very involved in the community" Said Lindsay Miller, a friend of Casey’s.

Turning tragedy into hope. The Casey Williams Foundation was formed soon after her death.

Casey's sisters were determined her legacy and vibrant personality live on.

"We decided to donate her organs that day... and from then we just realized that that’s just something we wanted to hold on to. If we can make something positive out of that tragic event and organ donation is what we chose.... and then we started the foundation." Said Chelbi Williams Casey’s sister.

"I think everyone remembers how much fun she was…and how giving she was. She would do anything for anybody. She had a lot of best friends…. and so she was able to give everything she had while she was here and we hope to continue giving everything we've got for her. " Said Casey’s other sister Courtney Hiler. Continue reading
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