A day of helping others

THE CLARION  | Alexandria Christensen
Four years ago, marketing program student Michaela Layton found herself in need of a liver transplant. Layton went to the doctor with what she thought was flu, but it turned out she was in need of an organ transplant, and fast. She was told that she had four days to live unless she got the liver transplant she needed.

Thanks to a registered organ donator, she was able to live well past four days. She was happy to share her story at Madison College’s “A Day of Giving.”

This event was a day to celebrate all the ways Madison College students can help others, and be able to save a life.

“A Day of Giving” had a myriad of opportunities for Madison College students, including organ donor registry, blood donation, bone marrow donor swabbing, broken or used eye glasses drive, and a food drive. According to the event’s organizer, Anna Marie Hoffman, there was a focus on diversity in terms of opportunities for Madison College students, so everyone could find medium that was most comfortable for themselves. Continue reading
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