The Medical Skills Director Monica Dyke invited a guest speaker from Donate Life Florida to talk to several students about organ donation to include members of High School High Tech, Medical Skills, and FBLA.
Coral Denton, Life Quest Organ Recovery Services Senior Public Education Coordinator, presented to students about the life-saving importance of organ donation. She was joined by donor Mother, Jessica Swails, of Cross City. Jessica’s two-year old daughter, Carla, was an organ donor when she passed away. Carla saved four lives through organ donation and she helped many others through tissue donation. Jessica told the story of an infant, Harmony, out of Live Oak, FL, who needed a heart since this baby’s heart was no bigger than a pinky finger and coal black. That that was an indicator the child would not live more than a week or so, but due to Jessica’s two-year-old daughter’s heart, Harmony is alive today due to the organ recovery program. Jessica’s was asked, “What prompted you to donate your organ at 16?” and have it indicated on your driver’s licenses? She responded, “It was an easy decision, what would I need my organs for in my life closing that could benefit someone else to start or continue their lives through my organ donation.”
To save lives by registering as an organ donor, please visit www.donatelifeflorida.org, You Have the Power to Donate Life!
Briefing was held in the Media Center at Madison County High School, Friday, December 13, 2019.