Category: Donate Life

Donate Life: Laura’s Story

A few small scars. Those are the only physical reminders Laura Sammon-Linton, a human resources assistant at HCA-affiliate Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, sees to remind her of the life-saving gift she shared with a family member. A few small scars, and a healthy sister. At an early age, Laura’s younger sister, Tinamarie, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes – a condition, their mother, a registered nurse and diabetes educator, explained would likely require a kidney transplant in the future. Thirty years later, their mother’s prediction came true. “My sister was frightened and devastated,” Laura said. “I told her not… Read more.

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