Monday, December 19, 2016

Parma woman gave life to others through organ donations after her death

CLEVELAND | Mark Holon

Faith and Bill Parsons on their wedding day in the Fall of 2015. Courtesy the Parsons Family
PARMA, Ohio - Bill and Faith Parsons had only been married a year when Faith died unexpectedly last October at the age of 25.

Faith worked in the dietary department of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, and several grateful individuals gained new organs as the result of a conversation she and Bill had about the importance of organ donations and her wish to donate her organs in the event of her death.

Faith's heart now beats in the chest of a 48-year-old married woman with three children who waited nearly a year for an organ donor. Her lungs went to a 61-year-old married mother of three who loves crocheting and computer games and spent three full years on a waiting list.

And a 56-year-old married father can look forward to the holidays, golfing and fishing with his three children thanks to a new liver from a young woman he never met. Continue reading


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