Inspired by daughter's gift of life, Republic mother hopes to educate young drivers about organ donation

KY3 | Kate Allt
REPUBLIC, Mo. A Republic mother is turning a tragic loss into an opportunity to inspire others.

Angela Rose lost her 17-year-old daughter Olivia Didway in a single-vehicle car accident in 2014. Olivia was an organ donor and her gift of life helped save the lives of five people she had never met, including a 10-year-old boy from Tennessee who received Olivia's heart.

Olivia died suddenly and tragically and, in the moment, Rose said she isn't sure if she would have agreed to donate her daughter's organs. But Olivia had already made that decision for her.

Now, Rose wants to use Olivia's story as a way to inspire and educate young drivers. She is speaking to driver's education classes at area schools to make sure students think before they check that box at the DMV. Video, Continue reading

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