Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 229: Meet the Crists, A Donor Family Who Gave the Gift of Life

“I recommend organ donation to anyone who loses a loved one. […] Why would you not want to save someone else from going through what you’re experiencing?”

In Jerry Cahill’s latest video podcast, Jia Crist shares the story of losing her son Dre at just 11-years-old and how choosing to donate his organs has positively impacted her life.

Dre Crist was a special young man who was kind and always wanted to help others. When he suddenly passed away from complications due to intestinal malrotation, his mother knew that he would want to help others even in death – and so she chose to make him an organ donor.

A year later, Jia heard from Auburn – the young girl whose life was saved by Dre’s lungs. Tune in to watch their incredible story unfold.


This video podcast was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from the Allergan Foundation to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.