Organ recipient and ‘donor mom’ keep message alive

Robin Mitchell of Centennial keeps this collage of photos as a tribute to her son Joe and five of his seven organ recipients.

Recycling life

By Peter Jones

Robin Mitchell and Janet Rost have very different stories, but both lives were touched by the modern miracle of organ donation.

Mitchell, a Centennial resident, lost her 22-year-old son Joe to a fatal seizure in 2008, but his decision to become an organ, eye and tissue donor has saved the lives of five men and restored the sight of two others.

Rost was given at least two second chances at life after she received a life-saving liver transplant this year. The Greenwood Village woman’s own liver had been ravaged by hepatitis C,

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