Losing her oldest son to a go-kart accident on his 12th birthday, Kathe Wilson turned unspeakable tragedy into giving life to others through organ donation. While at Renown Regional Medical Center, the family donated his heart, liver, kidney and pancreas through Donor Network West.
“It was a way to take a really horrendous situation and feel like there is something really positive,” says Kathe Wilson, mother of organ donor Gabe Sorrentino.
Seventeen years later, Kathe got to meet the mom who survived a chronic liver disease by receiving Gabe’s liver.
“I just feel so honored to carry a part of him in me,” says liver transplant recipient Debbie Pinjuv. “That’s who saved my life and that’s who keeps my life going.”