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Sarah Gray Shining Light

By Jessica Harris

SOC Sarah Gray

Gray (right) speaking at Politics and Prose. Photograph by Mark Walpole.

Sarah Gray (SOC/MA '14) faced an extremely difficult, personal decision that led to a surprising turn in her career path.  

When Gray’s unborn son was diagnosed with anencephaly, a terminal condition, she decided the best way to give his life meaning was to donate his organs. 

In an interview Gray said, "I was not brave. Brave is when you know something bad is about happen and you choose it anyway. If I had known this was going to happen I would have not choose this."

She recently spoke at Politics and Prose book store in Washington, DC about the recent release of her book, A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story Of One Boy’s Gift To Medical Science

"[This issue] resonates with people because it is something none of us have ever heard about before, and it relates to decisions we all make about our own lives."

She is now the director of the American Association of Tissue Banks and an advocate for organ donation.