Gift of life recipient and donor family remain linked

Sep 18, 2013

The Donate Life Capitol Celebration takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

The second Donate Life Capitol Celebration is at the state Capitol today, with hundreds of donor families on hand to promote organ donation. They’ll be joined by transplant recipients and patients still waiting for a suitable donation.There are many examples of donor families bonding with those whose lives were saved by the resulting transplant. In 2003, 20-year-old Chase Coleman died in a car accident. At the same time, then-50-year-old Terry Gould was awaiting a heart transplant. He’s alive today because the Coleman family made the decision to donate Chase’s heart. Terry Gould and Chase Coleman’s brother, Lon Coleman discuss their relationship.