Mom Grieving At Her Son’s Grave Has An Unexpected Encounter With The Woman Whose Life He Saved

Many people sign up to become organ donors because they like knowing that, in the event that the absolute worst happens to them, they’ll at least be able to save someone else’s life. Indeed, countless people have survived terrible odds because of the generosity of an organ donor.

Needless to say, the families of those who decide to donate don’t typically think of the day when their loved ones’ organs will ever need to be used—at least not anytime soon. Still, when that time comes, they may find some comfort in knowing that a little bit of good resulted from their loss.

The family of organ donor Tyson Schreiber, who passed away at the age of 19, knew that he was a special young man. Even in death, Tyson saved several lives. Yet his family never expected what one of the recipients would do in return…

Tyson Schreiber of Alsea, Oregon immediately signed up to be an organ donor once he turned 16. Sadly, he would honor his pledge sooner than anyone could’ve expected; he tragically died just three years later during an accident in which he wasn’t a seatbelt.

1-Tyson Schreiber

As heartbreaking as his passing was, there was a silver lining. Because Tyson was a donor, his organs were used to save the lives of numerous people, including Laura Ericks, who received his kidney and pancreas.


“The doctors had said I probably wouldn’t live to 40,” Laura said in an interview with KOIN 6 News. “I’m going to be 45 [on my next birthday].” She’s incredibly lucky, and she owes it all to Tyson’s generous gift!


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