A family from Iowa and the hospital staff sang ‘Amazing Grace’ before the toddler of the family had taken for surgery to have her organs donated.
Parents Paul and Meagan Sobolik shared a heartbreaking video of their 22-month-old daughter, Coralynn “Cora” Eve Sobolik, being taken for surgery to have her organs donated.
The family and the hospital staff sang ‘Amazing Grace’ for the little girl who saved two children and one adult’s lives with her donated organs.
On April 19, Cora faced breathing problems. Her parents took her to the hospital where it was discovered that Cora had suffered brain damage.
“In the middle of the night, Cora’s brain started to swell, and they did an emergency CAT scan. This test came back with the worst news ever. There was no coming back” Coralynn’s aunt, Melissa Brevig wrote on her GoFundMe page.
On Easter Sunday, April 21, doctors declared Cora dead.
Her parents decided to donate her organs and her organs saved the lives of two children and one adult.
“When we knew that she wasn’t ever going to wake and that she was gone mentally, we knew that she would want her organs to help people in need,” Meagan Sobolik told People.
The family and hospital staff paid a tribute to the little girl before the surgery as they sang ‘Amazing Grace’ for her.
“You get to save three people. I love you forever”, the mother says in the heartbreaking video.
“When your child donates their organs, they live on in someone else [and] they are saving people that otherwise [might] not be saved without your child’s gifts,” Sobolik told People.
“Our daughter was absolutely the world to us. She was such a happy little girl and always laughing — her laugh was infectious.”
“Cora is our little superhero, and I believe is becoming an inspiration for millions of people and also helping to raise awareness for organ donation all over the world.”