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‘Donor Mom’ Dawn Ortiz shares the story of her son Richard

Visions 2019: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

When a loved one passes away – and they had registered to be an organ donor — their family is considered a ‘donor family’.

Meet donor mom Dawn Ortiz, whose son Richard checked the box to be a donor when he went for his driver’s permit as a teen. Sadly, he lost his life at the age of 21, but his mother says her son ‘lives on in other ways’ through organ and tissue donation and the work of Gift of Life Donor Program.

Dawn Ortiz, whose son Richard checked the box to be a an organ donor and was able to give the gift of sight and extended life through his donations.
Watch the full episode here: https://6abc.com/community-events/visions-2019-celebrating-hispanic-heritage-month-/5552256/