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Mom Of 4, Who Lost Own Life Just Days After Giving Birth, Saves 12 Lives By Fulfilling Lifelong Dream Of Organ Donation
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Mom Of 4, Who Lost Own Life Just Days After Giving Birth, Saves 12 Lives By Fulfilling Lifelong Dream Of Organ Donation

In a one-in-a-million case Kathleen donated 12 of her organs including her heart and lungs.

Source: GoFundMe page (In Honor of Kathleen Thorson and the Thorsons)
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Editor's note: This article was originally published on February 24, 2020. It has since been updated.

A wave of happiness rushed through the Thorson family when Kathleen brought her fourth child with her husband Jesse Thorson to the world. The young parents of Danny, Grace, and James were thrilled to have baby number four among them and named him Teddy. But in a cruel turn of events, their happiness soon faded away when Kathleen had to be rushed to the hospital a week after her delivery. She suffered from severe bleeding in her brain. But before the reason for the hemorrhage could be determined, her condition deteriorated rapidly. She was declared brain dead soon after.

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Her loss, however, fulfilled a lifelong dream of being able to donate her organs to people in need. Her wish was fulfilled and a total of 12 lives were saved. According to Mail Online, she was registered as an organ donor and she donated 12 of her organs including her heart and lungs.