Garcia, Norma

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Norma Garcia became a donor mom afterlosing her daughter on August 11, 2001 in acar accident and has made educating the public about organ and tissue donation her new journey and passion in life. Garcia has volunteered at several events. She has served on the National Donor Memorial Advisory Committee for UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) and assisted in the design of the memorial in Richmond, VA;honoring America’s donor families, speaking alongside such distinguished guests as Mr. Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D.M.P.H Deputy Surgeon General, Mr. Richard DeVos, CoFounder of Amway Corporation, Chair for UNOS National Speaker and owner of the NBA Orlando Magic, and Mr. Reg Green, author of The Nicholas

In 2003 Garcia and her family represented San Antonio, TX at the NationalKidney Foundation Olympic Games at Disney World in Orlando, FL. In 2004 Ms.Garcia was invited to be a keynote speaker at a fundraiser given by Mr. Rich DeVos at his home in Palm Springs, Florida to benefit the National Donor Memorial.Ms. Garcia also serves her local community by being a volunteer & speaker forTOSA (Texas Organ Sharing Alliance). Garcia has shared her compelling story of the gift of life to an overwhelming number of audiences. She has made an enormous contribution with her story to the medical community, bringing encouragement and a new sense of passion to the best practices classes on organ and tissue donation staff in local hospitals. She has spoken before doctors, surgeons, nurses and staff of Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX and surrounding areas including Kerrville, Seguin, New Braunfels, Fredericksburg and Jourdanton, TX, and was a guest speaker to the military community in Lackland Air Force Base.“We don’t only save one life, we save an entire generation”

Norma Garcia, author, (210)386-4802
Nina Duran, Editor, (210) 643-4288

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