Mom Shares Story Of Late Son’S Lasting Gift

Christine Daniels’s journey as a mother transformed profoundly when her 19-year-old son, Chris, was killed in a hit-and-run accident 12 years ago. As she said her final goodbyes in the hospital, LifeLink facilitated a moment of connection, allowing her to accompany Chris to the operating room doors, granting her those precious final moments. Chris’s legacy, however, did not end there. He became an organ donor, saving four lives with five of his organs. One of his recipients, a father who now has a successful business, remains deeply grateful and keeps in touch with Christine, cherishing Chris’s heart beating within him.

Christine has since become a passionate advocate for organ donation, volunteering with LifeLink of Florida to raise awareness about the urgent need for donors. On Mother’s Day, she reflects on her son’s enduring impact, finding solace in the lives he saved. LifeLink of Florida emphasizes the critical need for donors, noting that over 5,200 Floridians are currently awaiting life-saving organ transplants. To learn more about becoming an organ donor, information is available on the 10 Tampa Bay app.


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