» Special Donors Saving Lives
Walter Mootz was a pizza-making radio DJ who loved music and traveling. He also was a fantastic swimmer and an Elvis impersonator. More than anything, Walter loved helping people. So when he died, his family and friends knew his desire to be an organ donor and were happy that he could still help people in need.
Walter was one of three individuals that passed away recently that had two things in common: they all had down syndrome and were all able to be organ donors. Three guest discuss this topic on this episode as Mary Sansone, Lifebanc in-house and hospital services coordinate in the Youngstown area, including Mercy Health hospitals. Jim Sutman, business owner, advocate for individuals with disabilities, and friend of Walter. Also sharing his family’s story is Fred Mootz, Walter’s younger brother.