Teen dies, but her heart saves a life

Posted By: Selma Al-Faqih on March 18, 2010 8:55 am

The teenager who died yesterday at a resort in Colorado has already saved at least one life.

As reported by Chron.com, the family of 13-year-old Taylor Storch from Coppell, Texas said Wednesday that her heart saved a 39-year-old Arizona woman and that her liver was given to a 1-year-old child. Storch’s kidneys and pancreas were also donated.

Storch was on vacation in Colorado with her family and fell yesterday hitting her head on a tree. She was declared brain dead the next day.

A relative of her immediate family told the press that her family decided to donate her organs because they “knew she’d want to continue to give life in her absence.”