Elena donated a life, while Allison thrives as a recipient

Published: Feb. 12, 2020 at 5:32 PM EST
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Two stories of lives changed by the gift of organ donation.

Elena Yakumithis was a 6-year-old girl who had an infectious laugh and could light up a room. After she was in a car accident, her parents decided to have her organs donated.

Her kidneys allowed a 40-year-old father of four to spend more time with his family. Her liver saved a 13-year-old girl, who now has her whole life ahead of her.

Allison Herr was a baby when she needed a liver transplant. She and her family waited nearly two years to get her gift of life.

Fourteen years later, she is as active as a teenager can be. She plays softball, basketball, and golf. She swims and is active in 4H. All because someone donated their organ to give her life.

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