Hi, my name is Rachel Doiron. My sister was Robyn Doiron. She passed away October 3, 2004.
It is still incredible to me that she is gone, and I can't believe she will be passed nine years this October.
Let me start a little further back. Robyn was one year younger than me. Not only was she my sister, she was also my best friend. When I was in third grade, I got held back a year. Because of this we were in the same grade from that year on and it made us even closer. We went through elementary school and high school together. We were just like friends and sisters and did things together like friends and sisters. On the flip side, we fought sometimes just like friends and sisters do! When it came that teenage time in our lives to begin driving, we went and took our driving test together, and we got our drivers licenses. We both checked the box where it asked if we wanted to be organ donors. We were 15 years old at the time. At that age it was something we really had no question about. It was something we wanted to do but, didn't know what it REALLY meant to donate your organs. Now more than 20 years later, I never imagined I would find out firsthand what it was really all about.
Fast forward to October 3rd, 2004. Robyn's accident happened. Robyn was rushed to the hospital. My family arrived and shortly afterwards we got the news that she was not going to make it. My parents had Robyn's driver's license and there the red heart was. We all knew that this was something she believed in and wanted to do. It was a decision she made 20 years before.
God gave me the honor to have known Robyn the 34 years. She had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known. My family and I believe because of her kind and generous heart, she would want to help others in any way, especially if it meant saving lives and sparing pain to other families. Because of Robyn's generosity and unselfish act of love, five people are blessed to still be with their families today.