Softball team plays to bring awareness to organ donation

Posted at 5:29 PM, Aug 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-20 18:29:57-04

A softball game with the Papillion-La Vista High School team honored a handful of people who have received organ donations on Saturday. 

The game was also about fundraising for Donate Life Nebraska and bringing awareness to organ donation. 

“In 8th grade I had to get surgery which was a cornea transplant in my left eye,” said senior pitcher Clara Dargy.

She has her eyesight thanks to someone being an organ donor.

Another player’s father and softball coach also has a heart thanks to a donation.

“The gift I have received from DeMarco and Margo is overwhelming at times, I am thankful for each day, the gift of just today and this moment,” said Tony DeGeorge who received a heart ten years ago at Nebraska Medicine years ago from Margo Redman’s son at. 

Redman said she knew donating her son’s organs was the right thing to do.

“I only have one request, that the man that got his heart was a father, and could be a father to his children and a husband to his wife,” she said.

These stories are just two of many that have allowed people to live their lives, the softball game was a fundraiser, but it was also about spreading awareness.

“I hope what the awareness would bring today, people start to donate more,” said DeGeorge.

“My gift of life is truly a blessing and not only to Tony but many others, and I could say if I had to do it again I would do it all over again,” said Redman. 

“I think that it is really important because, if I didn't have it, it would be worse and worse and worse and wouldn't be able to see probably,” said Dargy. 

Donate Life Nebraska.