Sparta High School Students Create Donate Life Club

TAP INTO | Jennifer Dericks

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School students held their inaugural meeting of the Donate Life Club on Wednesday, March 14. Minutes after the walk out in solidarity with Parkland school shooting victims, thirty students met in a classroom during lunch to hear from the NJ Sharing Network about organ donation.

Many of the students were classmates of Isak Anderson, a boy who passed away suddenly nearly three years ago. His mother Kylen attended the meeting. Choking back tears Kylen talked to the student about what organ donation meant to her family.

“I still miss him but the fact that he was able to give a gift that helped other people makes it a bit easier,” Anderson said.

Isak was honored in a floragraph as part of a float in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California on January 2, 2016. Dying unexpectedly from a heart condition called hypertropic cardiomyopahty or HCM, Isak's liver, kidneys and corneas were donated through the NJ Sharing Network. Continue reading

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