The Heintz Family
Although 4 years, 8 months and 6 days doesn’t seem like a long time, to Ally it was a lifetime. Ally impressed everyone with her ability to rebound and her ever-present smile. Her body had been stressed by medical problems from her premature birth and gastroschisis, a liver transplant before she was a year old and, finally, a multivisceral transplant in July 2008. Ally had hundreds of ‘Angels’ who gave blood in her honor during her lifetime. Her life was ended by a simply infection that traveled to her heart. Her legacy was teaching people the importance of blood and organ donation.