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Cherryville donor family meets kidney recipient for first time

Brooklyn Moseley and her father, Darrell Mosley, celebrate her 16th birthday.
Brooklyn Moseley and her father, Darrell Mosley, celebrate her 16th birthday. WBTV

A teenager’s decision shortly after her father’s death is saving lives and keeping her dad’s memory alive.

One year ago, Darrell Moseley died after a car crash on his way home from work. Shortly after his death, Moseley’s 17-year-old daughter, Brooklyn Moseley, made the decision to donate her dad’s organs.

Brooklyn worked with LifeShare, an organization that helps connect donors and those in need of transplants.

LifeShare helped introduce Brooklyn to her dad’s kidney recipient, Tammy Hanna.

“I’ve waited seven years,” said Hanna.

After a long battle with cancer, losing one kidney, and with the other failing, she needed help, she said.

Hanna said the Moseley family’s gift came right on time.

“It’s been great and works really well,” she said.

The Moseley family met Hanna and her family for the first time on Aug. 18.

Brooklyn’s mother, Shannon Moseley, said her daughter’s decision has helped their family heal and allowed another family to avoid the same heartache.

“That day when we got the call…and they told us he passed…I knew somebody else was getting good news, and it helped,” said Shannon Moseley.

Brooklyn said her dad’s work isn’t over yet.

“I have an angel watching over me and she’s also got an angel watching over her now,” said Brooklyn.

Brooklyn said with help from LifeShare, she hopes to meet everyone who received the gift of life from her dad.

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