Welcome to the Evan Spear Foundation!
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In May of 2015, at the age of 19, Evan Spear was traveling home to Boulder, CO for the summer after completing his sophomore year at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.
In the final stretch home, near Pueblo, CO a rancher's bull wandered on to I-25 into directly into the path of Evan's car. Evan sustained severe brain injuries from the impact and was life-flighted to Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, CO where it was determined that he would not survive his injuries.
At the time of his accident Evan was a registered organ, eye and tissue donor. Through his decision to be a donor, he was able to give life to four people through donation of his heart, liver and both kidneys, give sight to two people through his cornea donations and saved/enhanced the lives of 31 people through his tissue donations.
Evan’s decision to be an organ and tissue donor reflects his generous spirit in life. His legacy goes on not only through the lives that he has saved through his decision but also by sharing his story and inspiring others to register to be an organ and tissue donor so future lives may be saved.
Below: Video and photos from July 2017, Keith Stampley, the recipient of Evan's liver traveled from Illinois to meet and join us in the Donor Alliance Donor Dash 5K on Team Easy E to honor Evan, his donor.
Photo Credit: Daily Camera
The Evan Spear Foundation’s mission is to provide financial assistance for grief counseling to organ & tissue Donor Families and inspire and educate the public to raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation.