Morning News-Lisa Lete
Bingham County commissioner Ladd Carter and Alex McDonald of Intermountain Donor Services applaud Blackfoot women Megan Moore and Paula Hulse upon presenting them with a glass teardrop inscribed with the words: "Celebrate life. Give hope, give life," for the work they are doing to encourage organ donation.
Bingham County commissioners declared April "Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation" month at the Bingham County Courthouse on Tuesday. Blackfoot women Paula Hulse and Megan Moore were there to share personal stories on the importance of organ donation, encouraging everyone to mark "Yes" on their drivers license application form.
Hulse, who works at the drivers license office in Bingham County, lost her husband Butch two years ago while he was awaiting a lung transplant.
"The process to even get on the [transplant list] is difficult," an emotional Hulse exclaimed. "It was hard seeing him go down day by day. He never made it on the donor list."
Hulse said that throughout her ordeal with Butch, she met two young women in their twenties who needed lungs. "Please, say yes," she urged.
Blackfoot High School graduate Megan Moore, a freshman at Boise State University and was recently crowned Miss Treasure Valley, is using organ donation as her platform as she prepare to compete in the Miss Idaho pageant this summer.
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