Donor Mom Julie Spear, a Boulder resident, visited Foothills Hospital today
alongside ICU Manager Tracey Nagell andDonor Alliance's Kim Jenson to tell the story of her son, Evan.
Evan Spear was only 19-years-old when he was killed in a car crash involving
a bull on the highway in Pueblo in 2017.
Before his death, Evan became an organ, eye and tissue donor. That decision
saved the lives of four people and helped another 75 people through tissue donation.
"Evan has inspired so many people and has left a legacy," Julie
Spear said. The donor mom said she would not have survived her son's
untimely death without the focus on Evan's lifesaving organ and tissue
donation, giving her a sense of meaning and purpose out of the accident.
Last summer Spear met for the first time Keith Stampley, a retired minister
from Alton, Ill., who had received Evan's liver. (Watch the video
below of the emotional encounter.)
Spear regularly puts a team together in the annual Donor Dash 5K, hosted
by Donor Alliance, the federally designated nonprofit organization that
facilitates organ and tissue donation in Colorado and most of Wyoming.
Julie's message to everyone: Become an organ and tissue donor today.