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Denise Weissenmayer

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Cup & water bottle

My Story

My sweet friend made these at my request, to honor and have a part of my daughter with me all the time. The blue and green glitter represent Donate Life, as she was an organ donor and saved 5 lives! We have met or had contact with the recipient or recipients family, of three of her organs (liver, lungs, & heart)! What an amazing blessing we have received getting to know these amazing people our daughter’s organs live in!
Megan’s story:
Megan is one of 4 children. She has an older sister, a younger brother, and a little sister. Her parents have been married for 31 years. Megan was saved when she was about 10 years old. She shared her faith with others and had no problem sharing that “If you don’t know Jesus you’re going to Hell” (that’s a quote from Megan). She was part of Danceline all during her high school years and loved it. She was also very active in our church’s youth group. Megan got her driver’s license shortly after she turned 16 and chose to be an organ donor. A few weeks before her accident Megan was talking with some of the Danceline girls about becoming an organ donor. She told them “You can’t take them with you when you go so why not help someone else”. Megan was 16 years old when she was in the car accident. She was the passenger in the car and was about a quarter of a mile from our home when the accident occurred. She was care flighted to Dallas. Though she was kept on life support we were told when we arrived at the hospital that all tests were showing her to be brain dead. About 24 hours after the accident we sat down with a doctor and learned that Megan had died almost instantly. By the grace of God Megan’s organs were viable for donation. On Saturday evening May 18, 2013 Megan’s heart, liver, lungs, & kidneys saved 5 lives. We have had some contact with some of the recipients & are grateful for it. As a donor family we thank God that there were people who could use her organs. It has helped in the grieving and healing process knowing that Megan’s organs live on and we will forever be grateful to her organ recipients for allowing her to live on in them.