Navigation Links
Young Athlete's Gift of Life to be Honored on Rose Parade Float
Date:12/16/2008

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Donor mother Kim Morsching will be among 26 float riders in the 6th annual Donate Life America Rose Parade, held here on New Year's Day. This year's theme, "The Stars of Life," honors the millions of people who make the gift of life possible for others. Kim Morsching's real-life star, her 21-year-old son Kevin, donated organs and tissues after dying in a tragic accident in 2007.

South Dakota resident Kim Morsching uses Kevin's favorite word -- arete -- to describe him. This Greek word, which translates to "pursuing excellence," was Kevin's mantra. Kevin pursued excellence in everything he did. His passion for life was showcased on the baseball field and in his loving generosity towards his family and his many friends.

Kevin died in a skateboard accident as he lived-giving one hundred percent. Kevin had made the decision to become an organ and tissue donor when he applied for his driver's license and his decision was supported by his family. Kevin's heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and pancreas saved the lives of six people. Kevin's gift of bone and soft tissue has helped restore mobility and improved health to 55 other people ranging in age from 21 to 79 across the United States.

"Donation was our bright spot. You know all the good things about your child, and donation is their last good thing," said Kim. "It's kind of like a rebirth for me."

Coordinated by Donate Life America member OneLegacy, the Donate Life Rose Parade float is supported by organ and tissue organizations across the country. Kim Morsching's participation is sponsored by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF). MTF is a non-profit service organization dedicated to providing quality tissue through a commitment to excellence in education, research, recovery and care for recipients, donors and their families. For more information about MTF, visit www.mtf.org. To learn how to become an organ, eye and tissue donor in your state, visit www.donatelife.net.

For more information about Kim and Kevin Morsching and the Donate Life float, including photos, visit the official Donate Life float website, www.donatelifefloat.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
2. Urban Smog Tough on Young Adults Hearts
3. Male deer are born to live fast, die young
4. Bipolar Diagnoses in Younger People Show Huge Increase
5. HealthInsuranceFinders.com Launches Video Contest for Young Directors
6. Nuclear medicine approach can be first choice for excluding pulmonary embolism in young women
7. New HIV diagnoses rising in New York City among young men who have sex with men
8. Especially Yours and Paula Young Team up with Diahann Carroll and Jaclyn Smith in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
9. Office-Based Medical Treatment and Internet Resources Are Potential Solution to Rising Painkiller Misuse Among Teens, Young Adults
10. Young Children Thrive on 30,000 Words a Day
11. Young Twin Cities Boy Shows There is Life After Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... planning agency serving communities in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is ... boy fighting to overcome a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors has selected Warren ... James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in the position of ... end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO on January 1, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of ... ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ... It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... most influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their ... 18,000 views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a ... has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ... accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... Oct. 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ... for injectable drug administration, today shared the results of ... for improving the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The ... Summit in May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach ... World Health Organization (WHO), and recently published in the ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017 ... single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced regulatory ... Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância ... first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated LED ... optimal access, illumination and exposure of a tissue ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile ... the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. ... regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in ... to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to ... more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: