Six people benefit from woman's gifts of life

Undated file photos of Courtney Whyman’s children: Aiden, 12, Jonathon, 7, and Teagen, 4. A benefit will be held for the boys on Friday. May 5, at the Blu Martini at 178 Ontario St.
A half-dozen organs harvested from a Wolfe Island single mother of three who died last month are now improving the lives of six people who were living with terminal medical conditions.

Courtney Whyman, 36, died in a single-vehicle accident on Sunday, March 12.

She was heading to the winter dock of the Wolfe Island ferry just before noon when the car she was driving went off the road and hit a culvert and utility pole.

Whyman died at Kingston General Hospital a few hours later.

Earlier this month, Sharon Devlin, Whyman's mother, received a letter from the Trillium Gift of Life Network on April 6 telling her how the six recipients of her daughter's organs are doing.

The family provided a copy of the letter to the Whig-Standard.

Trillium thanked the Whyman family for helping to give the recipients "the opportunity for a longer and better quality of life." Continue reading
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