Family of crash victim wants to revive organ donation bill

Cassidey Ouellette was killed in a single vehicle accident on Aug. 4. She gave permission for her organs to be donated to save others in need. (SUPPLIED)
WARKWORTH - Cassidey Ouellette lost her life in a tragic car accident last weekend, but in doing so, saved eight others.

And now, her grieving mother wants to continue her legacy by publicizing the importance of organ donations.

In fact, Christine Milligan is making it her mission to revive a private member’s bill that would undoubtedly save lives.

“Cassidey signed her organ donor card the minute it came with her driver’s license,” said Milligan.

“It’s ironic,” she added, because Ouellette’s uncle, Rob Milligan, was an MPP who brought forward a private member’s bill regarding organ donation years ago.

Milligan lost her 19-year-old daughter just one day shy of her 20th birthday after a car accident on the night of Aug. 4.

Ouellette was critically-injured in a single-vehicle accident on County Rd. 45 near Hastings, about two hours east of Toronto.

The family said Ouellette was coming home to Warkworth after attending a friends house in Peterborough. Ouellette was to be in a wedding last Saturday and missed the rehearsal, but wanted to meet up with her friends. She had finished her last class at Durham College in Oshawa where she was studying to be a dental hygienist. Continue reading

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