LIMA — A plastic torch made its way from Lima Memorial Health System to St. Rita’s Medical Center today, symbolizing all the lives changed by organ donation.
The local “Torch Run for Life” raises awareness for organ, eye and tissue donations. It also draws attention for the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America, scheduled fror June 10-15 in Cleveland.
Diane Knotts, the mother of Eric Knotts, talked about her son’s donation of his organs following an April 2000 accident. She stays in touch with one donor, Robert.
“I get a mother’s day card from him every year, saying, ‘To Mom, from both of us,’” she said.
Greg Dawson, who received multiple organs from a 17-year-old girl, dedicated his portion of carrying the torch to his donor.
Read more about this story in Wednesday’s The Lima News.
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