Witnessed 2 parents say goodbye, their final public goodbye to their daughter. The mother is a colleague of mine and a long time customer of Larry's, also very involved in art locally. I felt like saying something but fb seemed too public. Sara was so brave and composed as she presented her daughter's life to us in the Indiana Theater. The dad, David also spoke. I don't know how they did it, they got through without breaking down and I put myself in their shoes. I think I could not do it.
I can't think of anything more crushing than to lose your only child out of season- all of her organs, even her heart which stopped in her- have saved 6 people. What a miracle to have the wherewithal, the young groom, the parents, to follow this girl's wishes and donate. All in all it was a moving, heart-wrenching day.