Laurie and Alan Grady
It was the day after Christmas 2020 when Laurie and Alan Grady’s life changed forever – their son Jacob died in a tragic snowmobile crash.
This active, vibrant young man was just 21 years old. And while his story is tragic, there is a silver lining. Long before his fatal accident, Jacob had registered as an organ donor.
Because of this decision to give the gift of life, Jacob was able to change the lives of eight recipients after his death. His heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas, corneas, femur and a heart tissue saved and healed people ranging in age from 6 to 55 years old.
More than one year later, Laurie and Alan remain proud of their son’s generous decision to register as an organ, tissue and cornea donor.
“Being an organ donor is important because somebody else needs a miracle,” Laurie said. “We didn’t get ours, but somebody else did. ”Since his passing, Jacob’s family and friends have been so moved by his final act, that those who’d been previously unregistered, have taken the step to sign up as donors.
Laurie and Alan will always be proud of their son and remember Jacob for his spirit and love of the outdoors.
Register today to be an organ donor and your story goes on and on.