The month of April means everything to Dalton Igoe and his family.
It’s the month ever year that he recalls how special the gift of life is. April, is National Donate Life month, and almost 6 years ago, Dalton got a new gift of life when he became a heart transplant recipient.
Dalton was born with 6 congenital heart defects. In 2012 when he was only 15, he received his new heart.
Three years later, Dalton was able to meet his donor family from Indiana. He still keeps in touch with them to this day.
Dalton is now all grown up now, and is as healthy as can be. Now 21 years old, he works in emergency services with AMED in Altoona.
If you’d like to become an organ donor, you can visit: www.donatelife.net/ndlm/