Katherine made the choice to become an organ donor at the age of 16 when she received her drivers license here in NY state.
She had asked if I was an organ donor and told her yes! I'm so glad she told us this to make the decision so much easier as we knew her wishes.
Katherine was selfless young lady she volunteered with animals and people. Her dad and I were so glad we gave opportunities to travel the world during her teen years and after high school. She lost her life while at college doing something she loved hiking and being outdoors. Unfortunately her body could not be recovered till the next morning and at that point her organs were not valuable but she was able to donate tissue, skin, muscle and tendons. We have received a few letters and are so grateful she is able to help others even after death.
I have become a volunteer for my local area donor recovery program letting others know about the gift of life.