Wisconsin woman honored for organ donation work

A Wisconsin woman has turned the tragic death of her teenage daughter into a life mission to raise awareness and educate about organ donation.

The Daily Citizen reports that Dawn Lyons-Wood received the 2018 Crystal Vision Award from the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin in March. The award honors three individuals annually for their commitment and dedication to raising awareness for eye, organ and tissue donation.

Her daughter, Emily Lyons, was 19 when she died in 2015 following a snowmobile accident.

Lyons had signed up to be an organ, tissue and eye donor when she got her driver’s license. Lyons-Wood’s says her daughter was able to save six people’s lives.


Information from: Daily Citizen, http://www.wiscnews.com/bdc