Brain Bleed Death Beauty Queen Donates Eyes, Organs

Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

A teenage beauty queen who died suddenly from a brain hemorrhage has helped five other people after donating her organs, including her eyes after death.

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Picture Credits: CEN/Certamenes Mexico Oficial & CEN/Elisa Juarez Garcia & CEN/@imssbcsoficial

Elisa Betzabeth Juarez Garcia was just 19 years old when she died suddenly and unexpectedly, but left a will stating that she wanted her organs to be donated to help others in the event of her death. 

Doctors had struggled to keep her alive after the massive hemorrhage and when it was revealed that she had died, her parents agreed to grant her last wish that her organs would be donated to help the lives of others. 

As a result, two patients suffering from kidney disease received her kidneys. Her corneas were given to two blind patients and her liver was donated to a patient located in Mexico City, in the Mexican capital. It is unclear where the other patients reside.

The hospital which carried out the operation to harvest organs is located in the city of La Paz, in the north-western Mexican state of Baja California, where staff decided to pay tribute to her by sharing this touching picture in which they are carrying the body of the girl along the corridor of the hospital.

Juvenal Vidrio Almeida, coordinator of Donation and Transplants of Organs department, confirmed that afterwards the organs had been transplanted successfully.

Elisa was a candidate for the beauty contest of Mexicana Universal Baja California Sur 2017, and her friends joined doctors and nursing staff to give her a sendoff fit for a queen including applause.

The young woman was also signed up as a model for the Visage agency was confirmed in a posting on Facebook on 11 April that she had died, say: “We can only confirm that the information spread on social media is correct and that she has died of a brain haemorrhage.” 

They described her as one of the promising young hopefuls of the fashion world, and added that she was a “beautiful, charming, authentic dreamer and lover of literature, poetry and art, of her cats, and her lizard, and remained loyal to her convictions as a defender of what was right.”

Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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