With Mary's gift, the Cousineaus and the Lawsons are forever joined; one family, in its grief, reached out to save the other.
"Of course, we say thank you, and we love you," Kelly Lawson said. "But I don't think you can ever express the emotion and the gratefulness that we truly feel. There are no words. It's a blessing every minute I look at him."
"Be a Hero, Become a Donor" -- Produced by Santa Margarita High School students in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., this slideshow created in honor of Evan Cousineau seeks to educate and raise awareness of the need for donors. Watch Evan Cousineau's journey and learn more about becoming a donor.
For more information on how to become an organ donor, visit the United Network For Organ Sharing Web site.
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