But David was only sixteen! He can't be gone already.
I am sorry to inform you Mrs. Day, but your son has passed away. He ingested too much water.
I had no idea!
He did a very noble thing, saving that little girl. In fact, his medical records show he can save even more lives. Your son is a registered organ donor.
But I want my David to have an open-casket funeral! Does he have to be cremated?
What if I don't want David to donate his organs?
Surgical procedures of the chest, skin, and eyes are minimal. He will still be able to have an open-casket.
He registered online after his sixteenth birthday at www.BeADonor.ca. It takes only two minutes and he can now save up to eight lives.
As his parent, you can legally overrule his decision to be an organ donor. However, I urge you to remember David's wishes during this difficult time. As an organ donor, it always best to tell family of your intentions so it does not come as a shock.
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Church of Our Lady, a few days later
My David died a hero. He not only saved one life after sacrificing his own, but saved one more. It was hard to say goodbye, but David's legacy and spirit will live forever. He was always willing to lend a helping hand.
For more information on registering to become an organ donor in Ontario, visit www.BeADonor.ca
And now, as an organ donor, he can lend a helping heart, too.