Valley Children’S Nurse Gives Organs In Wake Of Health Decline

Dozens of nurses and loved ones gathered at Community Regional Medical Center to honor Patrice Sanders, a nurse at Valley Children’s Hospital for over three decades, who made the decision to donate her organs. Patrice suffered a stroke and her health deteriorated, leading her family to honor her wishes. Donor Network West highlighted the importance of organ donation as a way to continue Patrice’s legacy of giving. The family remembers Patrice for her love and generosity towards others.

Tonight, a somber yet heartwarming gathering took place at Community Regional Medical Center as dozens of nurses and loved ones gathered to honor Patrice Sanders, a dedicated nurse at Valley Children’s Hospital for over 36 years. After a tragic turn of events, Patrice’s family made the difficult decision to let her go and donate her organs, fulfilling her dying wish. A poignant fin walk to save lives was organized to honor her memory before her surgery to donate her organs, emphasizing the lasting impact she had on those around her.

Patrice’s sister, Paige Sanders, shared that her sister had witnessed the struggles of young patients at Valley Children’s Hospital and always held a deep respect for organ donors. Jaclyn Manzanito from Donor Network West highlighted the critical need for organ donations, mentioning the thousands of patients in California alone awaiting transplants. The act of giving the gift of life through organ donation resonated deeply with Patrice’s life’s work, allowing her to leave a lasting legacy even after her passing.

As the family continues to commemorate Patrice’s life, they reflect on the love and warmth she shared with everyone she encountered. The outpouring of support and remembrance at Community Regional Medical Center serves as a testament to Patrice’s enduring impact and the compassionate spirit she embodied throughout her years of service. In honoring her selfless wish to save lives through organ donation, Patrice’s legacy continues to touch and inspire others in ways she could have never imagined.


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