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Organ Donor Awareness – The Gift of Life

Knox and Taylor Franklin, along with their mother Kellye Blue Franklin, share some of their thoughts and inspirations about Organ Donor Awareness and how it has touched each of their lives in different ways. 
Photo By: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article By Clay Crook-

April is Organ Donor Awareness Month, and as we approach the end of the campaign, it is important to remember that the decision to donate can often mean life for someone else, or perhaps enjoying life more abundantly. It’s just not a catchy by word or phrase if you are someone who has received a gift, their loved one, or the loved one that made the donation. This is a story that I wrote with both tears and gladness, sorrow and joy, and it left me changed in the end. I lost my brother and his wife in 1997 in a sudden, tragic accident. Her family reminded me that they were organ donors, and I somewhat callously, perhaps even hardheartedly agreed.  It’s now twenty-one years later, and as I sat on a comfortable couch this past week, listening to Knox Franklin, who lost his father at age nine, talk about a man being able to…

For the complete story, see the April 25th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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