The 5, 6, and 10 p.m. reports on KOAM today are scheduled to include a feature by reporter Doreen Scanlon on the good that organ donations from the late Christina Freeman, a drunk driving victim, did for two people.
Ms. Freeman's heart was placed in a 50-year-old woman and her liver was transplanted into a 20-year-old man.
Ms. Freeman, a Joplin High School student athlete, was a passenger in a car driven by Cory Simmons, 18, Joplin, when she was killed in a one-car accident. Simmons pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter
Under the terms of his plea agreement, Simmons was sentenced to seven years in prison, then placed on supervised probation for five years. He served 120 days of shock time.
After his release, he was required to pay $150 a month to the Christina Freeman Scholarship Fund.