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Da'Quan Nichols-Cox

Da'Quan Nichols-Cox

Organ & Tissue, Wisconsin

On Nov. 21, 2015, 14-year-old Da’Quan Nichols-Cox lost his life from injuries sustained in a car accident. Through the gift of organ donation, Da’Quan was determined to be a match for five patients in need. Incredibly, transplant teams successfully completed one heart, two liver and two kidney transplants in a 24-hour span, giving the grateful kids a second chance at life.

Two years to the day since Da’Quan’s passing, his mom, Inica, and four of the recipients – ranging from ages 3 to 12 – and their parents met for the first time. This connection is possible because of Inica’s selfless decision to help other families hoping for a donation miracle.

“I can’t believe the impact that my son has had on other families because of the decision that me and my family made,” says Inica.

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Misty Welch, and her family holding a picture of baby Dalton.

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