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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Organ recipients meet family of donor


It was a time to honor the memory of the late Carrie Gay.

Family and friends gathered Saturday at the home of her grandmother, Marjory Gay, on Airline Road.

There were two not-so-familiar faces in the crowd.

Mario Nastasi and Joe Schwartzenberger had come to meet the group. They received the heart and lungs, respectively, of Gay, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2013.

“She saved my life,” said Nastasi, of Clinton Township, north of Detroit.

“She saved my life, too,” added Schwartzenberger, of Ann Arbor. “I was on my way out and she saved my life. I think she saved a lot of people’s lives (by being an organ donor.)”

According to Benny Gay, Carrie’s father, organ recipients and the families of donors can agree to meet by means of a letter. Continue reading
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