Letters to the Editor

Brain research

Thank you for the June 19 article Brain power, about the University of Miami’s Brain Endowment Bank. This is so important for research.

In 1997, paramedics came to my home when my son, who was schizophrenic, died suddenly. I told them I wanted to donate my son’s organs, because I knew what a miracle that would be to someone. I was disappointed to learn one had to die in the hospital in order to donate organs.

But paramedics told me that I could donate my son’s brain to the University of Miami for research, which I did. I received a very nice letter thanking me for the donation. I also signed a letter for myself to donate my brain. I had already pledged to donate my organs for transplant.

Jane Price Stubbs,

Hallandale Beach