In 2001, dying 20-year-old man helped 55 people
Twelve years ago, Mary Myskewitz and her family were faced with something they never expected: their 20-year-old son was dying and his physician was asking if he had spoken to them about organ donation.
"All of the family present answered yes in unison," recalled Myskewitz. "The bell went off and we knew we had to do it. That was easy because we had talked to him in the past and knew it was his desire."
Myskewitz's son Rob was able to help more than 55 people with that one decision thanks to his organ, eye and tissue donation.
In an event Thursday, as part of National Donate Life Month, Myskewitz will speak at 11:15 a.m. in the main lobby at St. Mary's Hospital. She said she hopes to spread the word about organ donation impact.