Remembering Amber

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  • 1. In Loving Memory
    Amber Dawn Poynter
    January 23, 1981 January 19, 2009

2. A little star that brightly shines,
a star thats free of pain
Held gently in Gods Loving Arms
until we meet again.
Bonnie Lynn Morris
3. Daughter of
Holly BarmannCairell
Adoptedstep-daughter of
Robert Cairell
Partner of
DeShawn Kean
Mother of
Jacob,Cassie and Demitrik Kean
Sister to
Kelly Cairell(Eric) Padgettand Bobby (Lori ) Cairell
4. Amber continues to live through others because of her decision
to be an ORGAN DONOR.
To date, 5 people have received her gifts.
5. Her right kidney was transplanted into a 54 year old manfrom Kentuckysuffering from kidney disease.He had been on the transplant waiting list since November 2006 and has been on dialysis since January 2006.Dialysis is a process that individuals undergo three times a week for three to four hours at a time to remove toxins from the bloodstream when the kidneys are no longer able to function. It is a process that cannot be missed, meaning that these individuals do not have the freedom to travel or participate in activities that many people take for granted. With this transplant, he can look forward to a life free from this exhausting procedure.
The transplant was a success.
6. Her left kidney was transplanted into a 40 year old women from Kentucky suffering from diabetes. She had been on the transplant waiting list since 2006 and has been on dialysis since 1998.
The transplant was a success.
7. Herliver was transplanted into a 51 year old man from Kentucky suffering from liver disease. He had been on the transplant waiting list since July 2008.
The transplant was a success.
8. Two recipients have been given the gift of sight by each of Ambers corneas.
One from Iowa and one from California.
9. The donation of her bone tissue will be formed into various grafts which will be used to treat a variety of orthopedic problems.Typical uses of donated bone include spinal surgery, hip surgery, treatment of severe injuries and repair of tendons and ligaments.
Bone tissue can be stored for later use.
10. The following is to honorAmberslife and ultimately her gifts.
11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. Amberstarts her family
52. 53. Baby Shower
54. 55. 8/30/00
Jacob Kean
56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 2/24/06
CassieKean
62. 63. 6/1/06
DemitrikKean
64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. Jacob,Cassie,Demitrik
DeShawn and Amber
73. The value of these gifts to the recipients and their families and friends is immeasurable.
I will continue to honor Amber through each and every one ofherorgan and tissue recipients because we are now
Forever Connected .
Sincerely,
Holly Cairell ,Donor Mom
8/14/09