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Heart transplant

  • Heartache and Hope: Giving Life through Tragedy

    Another sad story has been crossing our newsfeed.  When a child dies, it strikes a cord in all of us.  It is a hard realization to make when you hear of such tragedy.

    A grieving family in Missouri, is mourning the loss of their four month old son, Gannon.  He was born six weeks too early, and weighed in at just three pounds.  He spent time in the NICU before going home, but seemed to be healthy and typical from that point on.

    Ms. Koehler, Gannon's mother, sensed something was wrong when Gannon didn't wake crying in his room one morning.  At 9:30am, she walked in to find Gannon unresponsive.  She prayed for a miracle as he was transferred to the Children's Hospital.

    Gannon had a significant loss of oxygen which caused him to lose all brain function.

    At this point, a decision needed to be made.  Both Gannon's mother and father decided to use this tragedy to help - by donating their child's organs. Continue reading

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