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Mom meets recipient of son’s heart
Photo by Mark Weber
By: Tom Charlier (Commercial Appeal)
April 25, 2015 — Viola Turner (right) holds the chest of her son’s heart donation recipient, James Wibbenmeyer, 66, (left) as she feels and listens for a heartbeat as the pair meet for the first time Friday. “I want to hear Albert’s heartbeat, put my ear to his chest and hear a heartbeat,” said Turner. Albert Spencer Jr., 20 years-old, was murdered in a drive-by shooting in January 2013 at the Bella Vista Apartments in Hickory Hill. Spencer, an innocent bystander visiting friends in the complex, was an organ donor whose heart, liver and both kidneys were donated after his death.
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Floragraph for 2015 Returned
Zola Burgess and Randa Lipman of Mid-South Transplant Foundation surprised Andy Burress (left) and Chapman Burress (right) by returning Andrew Loyd’s framed floragraph to the family. Andrew was honored on the Donate Life float in this year’s Rose Parade for saving lives as an organ donor. The presentation took place during services at Church of the Crossroads in Corinth, MS . Looking on is Pastor Nelson Hight.
Plaque Honoring Blythe Family
SOFTBALL TEAM OF 11-YEAR-OLDS MOVED BY PLAQUE HONORING ASHLEY BLYTHE AS ORGAN DONOR TO RAISE MONEY DURING NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH. The team saw Ashley’s name on a plaque honoring her at the field and wanted to know more about her and organ and tissue donation. The baseball field at Crossroads United Methodist Church was built by the family in Ashley’s honor. CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO TO THE STORY.
Guess who is featured on the University of Memphis website cheerfully signing up registered donors?
It’s our own Yvonne Adams representing MSTF with all of her enthusiasm and her beautiful smile! Way to go Yvonne and COR!!
TGA Team Members Share with Methodist
In a presentation to Methodist, team members shared their experiences at the Transplant games.
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