Onward Stories

101 - Donating Eva's Eyes After Infant Loss - Keri Young

Episode Summary

I read the first part of Keri Young’s story in 2017. In an essay on Facebook, her husband described his admiration for Keri after they received the diagnosis of anencephaly for their daughter Eva. Though her baby was developing without a brain and not expected to live, Keri’s almost immediate reaction was to ask whether Eva’s organs could be donated to another child upon her birth. I lost track of the Youngs after I read Royce’s essay, but I didn’t forget them. I was so glad I could find Keri and hear the rest of their beautiful story. ABOUT KERI YOUNG Keri Young is a wife and mom living in Oklahoma City. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught middle school and elementary special education but left the field after 6 years to focus on being a mom. She has three kids — Harrison (4), Eva, who passed away in 2017, and Everett (3 months). She is married to Royce, who works as a writer for ESPN.

Episode Notes

Keri's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/keriyoung/
Keri's Twitter - https://twitter.com/keri_young
Royce's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ryoung
Royce's Medium - https://medium.com/@royceyoung