One donor's story: Thomas Keyes
Tom was a Catholic deacon whose life was dedicated to service. His family was everything to him and he was a loving husband, father and devoted grandfather. He didn’t simply smile–he twinkled. It is a great consolation to his family that through Tom’s donation someone is now able to see through his twinkling eyes.
Tom loved life and served as a volunteer chaplain at St. John’s hospital for more than 23 years. Devoted to children, he ran the hospital/parish infant interment program for ten years, burying over 100 babies himself. He sat on many boards and committees and was always the first to volunteer wherever he saw a need–right up until the final week of his life.
When he was hospitalized a few days before his death the first thing he told everyone he saw was that he was an organ donor. Tom saw it as his final act of service.