Lindsay & Vera: A Daughter’s Lifesaving Gift

“Hold on.” Lindsay told the nurses. “We’re not quite ready.” Always inseparable, the two held hands one last time and locked eyes. There was so much to say. For months, Vera had been refusing to let her only child serve…

Lindsay & Vera: A Daughter's Lifesaving Gift

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“Hold on.” Lindsay told the nurses. “We’re not quite ready.”

Always inseparable, the two held hands one last time and locked eyes. There was so much to say. For months, Vera had been refusing to let her only child serve as a transplant donor for her. Every fiber in Vera’s being resisted. Mothers don’t put their children in harm’s way. And children – even those who are adults – do not risk their lives for their mothers…

“Promise me you will fight,” Lindsay told her mom…

“I promise,” Vera said. “I’m going to be here for you.” Then she squeezed her daughter’s hand and said, “See you when we wake up.”

I creative-directed this documentary short, which was shot and produced by Allison Otto edited by Chelsea Jackson for UCHealth.

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