Covenant Health to host organ donor sign-up drive
April is National Donate Life. In celebration, Covenant Health will host a sign-up drive in the hospital lobby on Monday, April 15.
April is National Donate Life month. In celebration, Covenant Health will host a sign-up drive in the hospital lobby on Monday, April 15.
Terri and Juan Contreras's daughter, Celeste, died in 2002 but as a donor she has helped save six lives. One of the recipients the Contreras's now treat like part of the family.
Celeste's liver saved Laura, from Dallas. Laura asked her donor's father to walk her down the aisle at her wedding. Terri sat with Laura's mother there.
"She said I planned her funeral. I planned her funeral from the music to the scripture readings, every portion of that funeral. She said I never thought I'd get to plan her wedding. To be there at her wedding, watching her dance with Juan, her donors father," Terri said, "that is a very exclusive club that we belong to."
Juan is also alive thanks to an organ donor. He received a liver transplant in 2014.