BYU-I Student Taken Off Life Support After Car Crash

by | Feb. 12, 2018

Mormon Life

A day before his sister's birthday, a BYU-Idaho student was taken off life support after he was involved in a car crash on I-15.

On February 9, Dalen Graham was with his sister Mariah when their car veered off the freeway, then returned where it began spinning and rolling. After being airlifted and cared for in the ICU at Portneuf Medical Center, Graham's family decided to take him off life support on Saturday. His sister Mariah only sustained minor injuries. 

"At 5:16 we took Dalen off life support," Dalen's mother, Sharon, posted on Facebook. "We had to wait for them to prepare for his body to donate kidney, liver, tissue, and bone. His life will save another. Love you buddy boy. Thank you everyone for thoughts, prayers, and support."

The following day, Sharon posted a sweet message about Daren's sister Alyssa, saying, "Knowing that this isn't an easy time for our family, I would like to direct my thoughts first today towards my eldest daughter whose BIRTHDAY is it today. Oh Alyssa, what a treasure you are to me. You are a determined young lady who when you allow it: your spiritual strength is ginormous. Know how loved you are. Know how blessed you are. Know that your my favorite oldest daughter. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALYSSA. Let there be some happiness today just for you."

Through this difficult experience, Sharon Graham has said her family has been overwhelmed with love and support.

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