Kierston experienced the heart-breaking loss of her baby girl at just six weeks old. She made the decision to donate her daughter’s organs.
"I started volunteering two years after my daughter, Amaya's death. I had a very hard time coping with the pain and trying to find my place without her. When you lose a child, you lose a part of what defines you. Volunteering helped me put some of those missing pieces back.
I am driven by the need to keep Amaya's memory alive and to never forget the short time I had with her. She only touched our lives for a few weeks, but because of organ donation, I can say she lives on. Volunteering and doing speaking engagements provides me the opportunity to share my angel with others and hopefully enlighten the minds of those who are skeptical about donation."
Kierston advocates for others to join the registry and become donors as well by volunteering with Wisconsin Donor Network and Wisconsin Tissue Bank.