“It was a beautiful late summer day in August 2001 when a horrific car accident changed our lives forever. Not far from our home, a tractor trailer struck the car on Heather’s side. Heather went into cardiac arrest. She had sustained a devastating head injury that eventually took her precious young life.
My wife and I were asked about organ donation. During the most difficult time in our lives, without hesitation, we said “yes” and five of Heather’s major organs were donated. Donating Heather’s organs has been a special blessing for our healing process.
Knowing five other people are now living happy, healthier lives because of this amazing medical phenomenon is very comforting. We realize our daughter, Heather, is the true hero and would be very happy she is helping others.”
– Louis Ricci, Heather Ann Ricci’s father
The Riccis have met the recipients of Heather’s precious gifts and continue to advocate for organ, eye and tissue donation through The Heather Ann Ricci Memorial Fund, the non-profit fund they created in their daughter’s name.
Please join them Tuesday, September 20 from 11:30am to 10pm for a fundraiser benefiting The Heather Ann Ricci Memorial Fund at the Dark Horse Saloon in Bel Air, MD.