The gift of life from the loss of life


The gift of life for a best friend as the result of a horrible tragedy.

Randy and Val Demers (duh-MEERS) of Brookings have experienced the highs and lows of life this month.

Their 34-year old daughter Heidi lost her life as the result of a seizure.

Following their daughter’s wishes to donate her organs, Randy thought immediately of his friend Jim Fryer, who was in the same hospital in need of a kidney…

It turned out to be the miracle Jim and his wife Carol had been waiting for…

April is National Donate Life Month.

The Demers say they want to encourage others to make the same decision they made in the face of tragedy.