Fultz family of Sidney visits UD Arena to encourage organ donation


Kevin (left) and Pam Fultz, at a special presentation for Life Connection of Ohio during the UD men's basketball game Thursday night, Jan. 19, 2017. (David Jablonski/Staff)
Pam and Kevin Fultz were featured at center court at UD Arena on Thursday night in their continuing efforts to encourage people throughout the Miami Valley to sign up to become organ, eye and tissue donors.

Michael Keith Fultz -- her husband and his father -- died last April from injuries suffered when a motorist struck him while he was riding his bike. He was 54.

The family followed through on the former police officer's wish to donate his organs. He had indicated that election on his driver's license, said Pam, noting that she has made the same choice on her license.

Thursday night, at the Flyers men's basketball game, the mother and son from Sidney were part of the special on-court presentation coordinated by Life Connection of Ohio.

Pam Fultz, who volunteers for the organization, said her family wants to bring special awareness to organ donation, noting that several people were helped through her husband: a woman received his kidneys, a man received his liver, several people were helped with their sight and still others received tissue.
In August, Kevin threw out the first pitch at a Dayton Dragons game to honor his father as part of donor awareness night at the baseball game. Continue reading