By writer to dfw.cbslocal.com
DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The household of a younger lady killed in a head-on collision on Freeway 380 in Denton on Sunday, Might 23, says their loss will assist others by the reward of organ donation.
Thirty-one-year-old Jordan Dodson knew firsthand how life-changing a transplant could possibly be.
Born with a congenital kidney illness, she was a fighter from day one. Her household says she was out and in of hospitals her entire life.
“However she by no means let that get her down,” stated Brian Rebecek, her uncle. “She was at all times smiling, laughing, she appreciated just about each day.”
Through the years, Jordan obtained three kidney transplants and one liver transplant.
“Her legacy will simply be her means to face no matter comes at her with power and dignity,” stated Shelby Benton, the treasurer for the Denton Excessive College Household Help Basis, a nonprofit the Dodson household helped help.
Jordan’s most up-to-date kidney got here from her fiancé, Robert.
Rebecek says he was her good match in each manner. That they had simply purchased a home collectively and have been planning their wedding ceremony.
“That they had all this vivid future forward that the 2 of them have been wanting ahead to, and for it to come back this abrupt finish,” he stated. “It’s indescribable. It’s painful.”
Robert was with Jordan when their automobile obtained within the violent crash on Freeway 380.
“The variety of accidents which have occurred alongside 380, it’s astounding that it’s persevering with to occur,” stated Rebecek.
He says their household takes some consolation in figuring out their tragedy might save another person’s life.
Rebecek stated it’s becoming Jordan was an organ donor, as a result of he says giving again was simply part of who she was.
“I do know Jordan could be more than happy to have the ability to try this, move that on,” he stated. “She would do no matter was wanted to assist anyone. Only a candy, type, loving individual.”
The three survivors of the crash, together with Robert, are all recovering from critical accidents right here at Medical Metropolis Denton.
Police are nonetheless investigating what brought about the crash.
TxDOT says there are enhancements to Freeway 380 within the works.
In response to a spokesperson, “There’s a $21 million mission at present below building from Loop 288 to US 377. The mission will add a raised median with left and proper flip lanes on US 380 and is anticipated to be accomplished in late 2023, climate allowing. There’s additionally an estimated $140 million mission that may start later this yr from the US 377/US 380 intersection to the Collin County line that may widen US 380 from 4 to 6 lanes with grade separations at major intersection.”
As well as, TxDOT is conducting a long-term feasibility examine to investigate potential transportation choices, together with enhancing the US 380 current alignment or using new alignments.
Extra details about the Denton County feasibility examine can be found here.
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