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Students and family remember kind spirit of organ donor

She should have been graduating with East High School's class of 2006.

Two months ago, LaMetra Walker died in a car wreck near Atoka. But the Walker family's tragedy was a blessing to four others. LaMetra's organs saved four lives. Four strangers are using her heart, lungs, and both kidneys.

At an event in LaMatra's honor East High School Tuesday, Monica Walker, her mother, said the donation shows LaMetra's kind spirit.

"She was a special child," Monica Walker said. "She loved everybody. She loved helping everybody."

LaMetra Walked had talked to her parents about being an organ donor. When she was in that fatal wreck, Monica Walker knew what her daughter wanted to do.

LaMetra's classmates celebrated that generosity at their awards ceremony, with artwork, flowers and an eternal flame, all given to her parents.

"It makes me feel like she's still here," Monica Walker said. "Not with me, but with others, so she's bringing life for everyone else to survive."

Walker said her daughter was still touching lives, even in death.

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