I want you to meet my brother, Ray “Bull” Tomlinson. This ginormous, fun-loving, lieutenant with the Wilson County Sheriff’s office saved and healed the lives of 112 people through organ, eye and tissue. That’s right, 112 lives!
After he passed, I received the most beautiful letter from Carolina Donor Services outlining the impact of his Gifts of Life. This included two children and one adult receiving heart valves and arterial grafts, 107 people in 19 states, including North Carolina, got musculoskeletal grafts, and two others had their sight restored.
Ray helped so many people while he was living, and now he has helped so many more in his death.
Burn and cancer survivors, trauma patients, and other patients needing corrective orthopedic, dental, and breast reconstruction surgeries will have healthier, brighter futures because of my brother.
Though my heart is sad, it is full! I will always love you Ray Tomlinson!
Ray was a registered donor, and so am I.
You too have the power to help heal and save those in need. Please support organ, eye and tissue donation by becoming a registered donor at DonateLifeNC.org.
- Ginger DeLario, Ray’s sister