Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

July 24, 2012

Girl gives gift of life following her death

GLASGOW — For 20 years, Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks have been promoting the importance of organ donation.

Prior to 1992, clerks were primarily responsible for handling the records of Circuit and District courts including recording and providing legal documents, maintaining the jury system, receiving money due to the court and issuing driver’s licenses and state identification cards.

However, the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks, in 1992, strived to jump start a program that would make a difference throughout the state.

Marcella Emberton knows what kind of difference organ and tissue donations can make, as her daughter, Whitney, was killed by a drunk driver in 1998, and Whitney had already taken a proactive approach in becoming a donor.

Emberton was 15-years-old at the time of her death.

“It just makes me feel real good knowing that Whitney lives on in other people,” Marcella said.

Emberton said her daughter’s initiative to become a donor showed the kind of person she was.

“She was just well-liked and always respected other people,” Emberton said.

Whitney was known for her giving nature to those who were less fortunate, Marcella said.

“She was always giving shoes and clothes to those who weren’t as fortunate,” Emberton said. “That’s just the kind of person she was.”

 

For the full story, read Wednesday's print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.

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