SRPH’s Kyle Foster remembers daughter through organ donation
(COLLEGE STATION, TX) – Kyle Foster, director of student affairs at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, and his wife, Amy, recently visited the recipient of one of their late daughter’s kidneys during an organ donor event at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple.
Dominique Morris received a kidney from Hannah Foster, a 16-year-old junior at Bryan High School, who died following a car accident on Oct. 26, 2007. Kyle and Amy agreed to donate Hannah’s organs in hopes of helping others.
Dominique attended the Scott & White event along with his mother and numerous family members to share their personal accounts, words of appreciation and many hugs. Along with Dominique, another young man received Hannah’s other kidney, and a 51-year-old male received her liver.
“Our memories are always about Hannah’s life, but when we think of that day in October we are comforted in knowing others are able to continue their lives or have a better quality of life,” Kyle said.
KBTX-TV (http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/42835752.html) and The Temple Daily Telegram each ran a story about the Foster and Morris families. For more information about organ donation, contact the Southwest Transplant Alliance at (800) 788-8058 or online at www.organ.org.