Wyoming family able to help others with the help of Donor Alliance

Published: Aug. 30, 2021 at 4:52 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Juhala family from Wright Wyoming lost their son Kash about three years ago when he lost oxygen then died at two years old.

Siera Juhala, Kash’s mom, said her husband Zeke was able to do CPR and got him to Denver for treatment. “We spent about two to four days in Denver where he was unable to recover from the lack of oxygen to his brain,” Juhala said.

They decided to work with Donor Alliance. A boy around Kash’s age received his liver and two people with grandchildren around his age got one of his kidneys each. “It was fun to get these little blurbs about them and their life,” Juhala said.

Donating organs wasn’t the only way Kash was able to help others. “One gal we talked to said she was unable to walk. After receiving a ligament from Kash she was walking and running and working towards 5Ks, 10Ks and even a marathon,” Juhala said.

Zeke and Siera have met one woman who received one of Kash’s kidneys. “We literally got to hug a piece of our son again and it was magical meeting her,” Juhala said.

It’s rewarding for the Juhala family to help others in need.

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