ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Seven people will get organs from a 17-year-old girl fatally injured while crossing a highway in Maryland.

Kara Micciche’s father tells The Capital of Annapolis that he argued with his daughter about being an organ donor when she got her driver’s license but eventually gave in. Joseph Micciche says that it makes him proud to carry out his daughter’s wishes.

Micciche and her boyfriend were crossing Governor Ritchie Highway in Anne Arundel County Tuesday night when they were struck by a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier. Both were airlifted to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The other teen, Sean Snyder, was listed in critical condition.

No charges have been filed against the driver of the Chevrolet, but an investigation is ongoing.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (7)
  1. Karen Kemper says:

    As a kidney transplant recipient, thank you to Kara’s father for honoring her wishes. Thanks for her giving and caring spirit, 7 people will now have an opportunity to live longer, fuller, and healthier lives. After my transplant I was able to give birth to a beautiful girl. Not only did I get another chance at life, I was able to give life. Maybe one of theses 7 people will get to do the same! God bless you for donating.

  2. Scharais Thompson says:

    June of last year I was a privilaged person to recieve a kidney and pancrease from a person who was also killed by a motor accident. Its young people like your daughter who help people like me. Keep in contact with the recipients you will see how your daughters spirit lives vicariously through them. She gave her life to give 7 others lifw once again. You and your family are in my prayers.

  3. Colliemom says:

    Such a kind thing for this family to do, in the midst of their pain. I hope it will bring them great comfort later on, to know that her spirit lives on by helping others to live good lives. I can think of no better memorial than this gift, given so others might live.

  4. pigeon says:

    Dad, be so proud of your daughter and her decision. How humanitarian a young lady she was. I pray for you and your family. Remember always, she will live on through others, who’s lives she is saving. God bless and give peace to all of you.

  5. jackie says:

    Mr. Micciche this is one of the most precious gifts that a person can give and the fact that your dear daughter wanted to do this should always be a wonderful reminder of the beautiful person that she was. When my son and daughter each started to drive, they told me that they too wanted to be organ donors. It upset me at first but then I realized that at the age of 17 they were wise beyond their years. Your daughter will keep on living in the 7 people that now have a life because of her. What a beautiful, precious, selfless gift she made- and at such a young age. And you, sir, are to be commended for rearing such a wonderful young lady. I know she is already an angel in Heaven. God bless you

  6. terry byrum says:

    so sorry for your lost…your beautiful daughter will live on…thank you for sharing her with others….god bless dad….

  7. d from glenburnie says:

    best thing you could have done . my daughter too told me she wae a donor and wanted to make sure if any way possible she wanted to be able to help others live as she once told me there is nothing she can do with them taking them to her grave , she was much smarter then I. I now I am also a donor. god bless you and your wonderful daughter.

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