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Sunday, Feb 07, 2016
Plant City Courier

Plant City mayor proclaims ‘Donate Life Month’


Mayor Mike Sparkman encouraged Plant City residents to consider signing up as organ donors as part of National Donate Life Month in April.

The proclamation said that 28,000 Americans receive a lifesaving organ transplant each year, and that more than 117,000 people are currently on a national waiting list for an organ transplant.

Valrico resident Gerard Williams accepted the proclamation from Sparkman. Williams said his late daughter received a kidney transplant on two occasions before her death in 2004.

Williams said his daughter, Veronica Williams, had lupus and died when she was 40 years old while awaiting a third transplant. He said he has been a volunteer since 1982 of LifeLink Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes organ and tissue transplants.

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