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WILMES FAMILY CELEBRATE LIFE THANKS TO ORGAN DONATION

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APRIL IS NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO BECOME ORGAN DONORS.

THE WILMES FAMILY IS IS A LOCAL EXAMPLE OF HOW SOMEONE MAKING THE CHOICE TO DONATE THEIR ORGANS RESULTS IN OTHER LIVES BEING SAVED.

MIKE WILMES DAUGHTER MARIA RECEIVED A HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANT ON DECEMBER 5TH OF 2017:

OC……..ONLY OPTION. :23

MARIA WAS PLACED ON A TRANSPLANT LIST AND HER FAMILY RECEIVED A CALL THAT A DONOR MATCH WAS AVAILABLE ON DECEMBER 4TH OF 2017.

ONE DAY LATER MARIA WENT INTO SURGERY.

TODAY SHE IS A JUNIOR AT BISHOP HEELAN HIGH SCHOOL AND ABLE TO DO THINGS SHE COULD NEVER DO GROWING UP:

OC…….WHAT I CAN DO NOW. :18

MARIA AND HER FAMILY HAVE JUST STARTED THE PROCESS OF CONNECTING WITH THE FAMILY OF HER HEART AND LUNG DONOR:

OC………..MEET THEM ONE DAY. ;22

SEVENTY-THREE PER CENT OF ADULTS IN IOWA ARE REGISTERED ORGAN DONORS.

YOU MAY BECOME AN ORGAN DONOR BY REGISTERING ONLINE AT IOWA DONOR NETWORK DOT ORG.