PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — For families faced with suddenly losing a loved one, giving the gift of life not only provides hope to those awaiting transplants, but can also ease the pain of a life that ended much too soon.
“Alex was my best friend. He was my soul mate,” said Courtnee Porter of Mayfair.
For 13 years, Courtnee and Alex Anaya were inseparable. The two met at 15 and 16 years, and fell in love immediately.
“His laughter was contagious. His smile, I mean, big, beautiful smile, was contagious,” Courtnee remembers fondly. “He loved to cook. He loved to be around his family, loved to be outside.”
Despite long absences as a truck driver, he’d always made time for his young family.
“If he had to stop in New York, and he could pass by for an hour, he’d do it,” said Courtnee.