CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — “She all the time did every thing excellent.” That’s how Karla and Mario Vuksan describe their 12-year-old daughter Marla. A spunky, loveable lady who had knowledge past her years.
Marla’s life ended all of a sudden every week earlier than Thanksgiving however her legacy continues.
“The one and solely Marla Vuksan. She would signal her research like that. The one and solely Marla Vuksan,” mentioned Karla and Mario.
The deadly accident occurred in Cancun. Marla fell off a hammock and was rushed to the physician. Her mother and father say the bump to her head didn’t appear severe till Marla started to quickly decline.
“Inside 15 minutes we successfully misplaced her,” Mario mentioned.
The household agonized over what to do. Then they are saying Marla despatched her mom an indication at her hospital bedside. “I went to sleep for like 15 minutes in the midst of the evening and once I get up, the very first thing I believe is the donation of the organs,” Karla mentioned.
Whilst her mind operate declined, Marla’s physique remained sturdy. Karla and Mario consulted with their sons who agreed organ donation is what Marla would have wished.
The household advocated for Marla’s transport to Boston Youngsters’s Hospital the place, on Thanksgiving Day, Marla donated seven organs to 6 completely different folks.
“The magic of Thanksgiving. It was simply so Marla,” her mom mentioned.
Now, Marla’s reward helps her household cope within the midst of a 12 months that has been stuffed with struggling.
“That’s her legacy. And because of this that is actually serving to us to maneuver ahead, it’s serving to our boys to maneuver ahead, realizing that their sister is a hero,” Mario mentioned.