On 11/16/11 our lives changed forever. Our daughter, Destiny, passed away. She had a brain tumor that we were not aware of and at the sweet young age of 19, she succumbed to it. It wasn’t until we lost her that we found out about it. She was on life support after suffering cardiac arrest. When the time came to take her off of life support we were approached by Mid-America Transplant. They asked if we wanted to follow through with Destiny’s wish to be an organ donor. I remember having the conversation with Destiny about being an organ donor on our way to take her drivers test. I knew it was what she wanted so how could we not honor her wish?
She was the sweetest, most loving and giving person. She had a smile that would light up the room and the cutest little giggle you’ve ever heard. After she passed and her organs were donated, we began to receive letters from her recipients. In all honesty, this helped us with our grief process. One letter, in particular, really touched my heart. During her funeral we had played the song “Amazing Grace”. There is a verse in it that says “I once was blind but now I see.” This was written at the bottom of this particular letter from the recipient of Destiny’s corneas. I can’t tell you how much this touched us and it felt as though our daughter was giving us a sign.
Mid-America did so much for us during this time and I can’t say enough good things about their organization. Thank you for everything.
In loving memory of Destiny Renee Corwin 1/26/92-11/16/11.