Aberdeen couple receive MORA award

Organ donation advocates recognized an Aberdeen couple for their work today.

Steve and Laura Gaskin received the donor advocate award from the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency at a ceremony in Jackson this afternoonlifestyle_healthnews. They were among 15 individuals and institutions honored at the MORA’s inaugural Spero Awards in Jackson. “Spero” is Latin for hope.

The Gaskins’ son Matthew became an organ donor after he was killed in a car wreck in 2008. His gift of life helped 39 people. Since then, the Gaskins have hosted an annual golf tournament to fund a scholarship fund in their son’s honor and have spoken out about the importance of organ donation.