Inspired by the gift of life.
When I lost my 18-year-old son in 2015, I witnessed firsthand the profound impact of saving lives through donation. Nehemiah, the youngest of my three children, designated on his driver’s license that he wanted to become a donor just a few months prior to a tragic accident which took his life. Through LifeSource and Regional Health Rapid City Hospital, my son’s wishes were honored, and several recipients were offered a second chance at life.
Prior to joining LifeSource, I served in the US Army Reserve as a systems analyst and as a nurse in medical-surgical, care management, progressive care and intensive care settings. As a nurse educator, I focused on high fidelity simulation and health care orientation programs at VA Black Hills Health Care System in South Dakota.
I am profoundly grateful for my colleagues and the medical community and the connection established with my son’s organ recipients.