COLUMBUS, Ohio — A family is still awaiting answers about their son's slaying but has found a way to remember him. Dustin Hart's body was found outside his car on the street in April 2007, 10TV's Tanisha Mallett reported.
In the end, it was not his heart that got him. When I heard that Tony Huesman died from melanoma, it struck me as horribly unfair, after how hard he had fought, from a very young man, to fight heart disease. After all he had already lost to the disease — his beloved mother, Carol Lee Huesman, in 2003, and his sister, Linda Lamb, in 1991 at the age of 29. (When she received her heart transplant in 1983, they became the first brother-sister transplant recipients in the nation).
Tony Huesman, Life Connection of Ohio Donate Life Ambassador and founder of the Huesman Heart Foundation passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2009 due to melanoma. At age 20, Tony was given three months to live. Thanks to the generous gift from an organ donor, Tony continued to touch the hearts and souls of others for 31 more years. His legacy continues, as his family asks the community to consider honoring Tony by registering as an organ and tissue donor.
Not many people are comfortable discussing the subject of death, especially their own. However, it can be easier on your family if certain decisions are made ahead of time. Making your wishes known can help a grieving family make it through a difficult period. Of course, planning for your funeral is a priority, but even before the funeral, people need to make another decision. Whether or not to "Donate Life" with their tissues and/or organs. The need for donations is large, as the national waiting list is over 102,000 people. In comparison, last year there were only 30,000 transplants performed. Many people die while waiting to receive help.
A 12-year-old Cardington boy who has survived 10 years on a small intestine and liver transplant now needs a second donor to replace his failing organs.
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