An Oregon mother who died just days after giving birth to her fourth child has helped the lives of nearly a dozen others through organ donation.
Kathleen Thorson, who according to her husband’s Facebook post suffered a “massive hemorrhagic stroke” on Jan. 3, was also given an “Honor Walk” on her way to the operating room where the donation took place.
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According to a fundraiser set up on behalf of the family, a nurse explained to Thorson’s relatives that the odds of all of her organs being viable for donation “is less than 1 in a million.”
“We are so pleased to announce that Kathleen will be able to provide the prayed for miracle for nearly a dozen individuals who are waiting anxiously for an organ donation,” the post said.
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As of July 2019, over 113,000 Americans were on the national transplant waiting list, according to OrganDonor.gov. An average of 20 people die each day while waiting for a donor match, and while 95 percent of U.S. adults support organ donation, only 58 percent are registered donors.
In his Jan. 8 post, which was three days before the donations took place, Thorson said his wife was “only still with us to honor her desire to be an organ donor.”
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“I have never known a kinder heart nor a more generous spirit,” Jesse Thorson, her husband, wrote on Facebook. “My love for her is eternal, and I know there are so many who have had the gift of her love in their lives. Kathleen Thorson, you and I are just getting started. I will treasure every day with our beautiful children, and I will bring your spirit and your kindness to them every day. I truly am the luckiest.”
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