Brooke Ashleigh Coates, Donor

Brooke Ashleigh Coates

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She always had a kind word for anyone in need...

The news came on a beautiful morning. The air was still and hope was in the air. It was my daughter’s eighteenth birthday and our lives were about to be shattered by the words from the neurologist. “Your daughter is brain dead.”

Brooke grew up in Southern Arizona and grew into a strong young woman who advocated for many social causes and she consistently demonstrated leadership, compassion and concern for others through her active participation in her community. She was active in her church, Girl Scouts and other community activities. Brooke was a member of the Junior Varsity Cheerleading Squad during her 9th and 10th grade years. She was a born leader and always strived to use her gifts for good.

Brooke always had a kind word for anyone in need, a show-stopping smile and a heart of gold. Everyone who knew her will always remember her laughter, her compassion and her love of life.

Her final act of generosity was to donate her organs. Organ donation was a frequent conversation in her home since her Grandfather has been on a heart transplant list for five years. Finally, in 2008, he received his long awaited heart. The donor of his heart was an 18 years old accident victim. This had a profound effect on Brooke and she was determined to donate her organs when she died. When the topic would come up at home, she would share that she would be happy knowing someone got a second chance at life because of her. She used to say, “I could even save a tiny baby or her mother.”

As fate would have it, she would repay the gift our family received four years before and Brooke would get her wish to give the ultimate gift to a number of people. She now had ensured that even a mother and a baby could carry on the good deeds that she will never be able to do.

Our family feels the loss of our beautiful angel every day, but finds peace in the thought that someone out there also carries the special gifts and spirit of our daughter through her donation.


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  2. July 28th, 2014 | Alexandra Marie Cook Barr |

    Alexandra Marie Cook Barr just registered to become a donor in honor of Brooke Ashleigh Coates My dear friend, not a day passes that I do not think of you. I hope that this small deed with show the love and support that I have for you. I miss you so much. As you saved others with your sacrifice and donation I hope to one day to the same. Rest in peace my angel in green


  3. May 21st, 2014 | Anonymous |

    I love you bestfriend. There's not a day that goes by without me thinking that I had the world's greatest bestfriend. I miss you so much. I know you're watching over me with that big smile though. I love you Brooke Ashleigh Coates. ❤️


  4. January 3rd, 2014 | Anonymous |

    Your love of life lives on through others



  5. October 31st, 2013 | Anonymous |

    We miss you everyday



  6. October 8th, 2013 | Anonymous |

    Brooke, my dear sister in scouts, my friend. Not a day passes that I don't think of you. I miss you so much. I miss your smile and your kind words. I miss you. Shine on in heaven dearest angel in green. A place in my heart will always be yours. "And as the years go by I'll think of you and sigh. This is goodnight but not goodbye." Love and miss you. I hope this small act will show that your bright light will shine on in those who love you. Rest in Peace sweet friend. Alex "Moonlight"


  7. October 8th, 2013 | Alexandra Marie Cook Barr |

    Alexandra Marie Cook Barr just registered to become a donor in honor of Brooke Ashleigh Coates


  8. September 22nd, 2013 | Anonymous |

    Brooke, I only knew you through the intense love and adoration I saw in your mom every time she spoke about you. You were such a gift to her, and to so many, and I know you are and will be loved and missed more than words can describe. Love, Faith


  9. September 2nd, 2013 | Paula Jones |

    Paula Jones just registered to become a donor in honor of Brooke Ashleigh Coates.


  10. August 26th, 2013 | Rainy Couchenour |

    I am honored to have been your teacher, Brooke. You moved on from my second grade class room and taught others how to live joyfully and beautifully. What a blessing to have known you. Love, Rainy Couchenour


  11. August 26th, 2013 | Alyce Mitchell |

    Brooke you are such an amazing girl. You were always so happy, always had a smile on your face. I'm proud to say that I knew you as a teammate and as a friend. I know that your an angel up in heaven there's no doubt about it. Fly high Brooke you will never be forgotten.


  12. August 26th, 2013 | Alyce Mitchell |

    Brooke you are such an amazing girl. You were always so happy, always had a smile on your face. I'm proud to say that I knew you as a teammate and as a friend. I know that your an angel up in heaven there's no doubt about it. Fly high Brooke you will never be forgotten.


  13. August 26th, 2013 | Leslie and Emma Shohet |

    Leslie and Emma Shohet just registered to become a donor in honor of Brooke Ashleigh Coates


  14. August 26th, 2013 | Leslie and Emma Shohet |

    Brooke, you always were amazing and even though we can no longer feel your presence, you live on in spirit and through the people you helped after you were gone with your donations. We love you Brooke!!!


  15. August 26th, 2013 | Tina Townsend |

    Brooke! I had a blast and the best time cheering with you in high school. You will forever be a teammate in my heart. I think about you often ad pray for your family and friends. Though you were taken so young God needed you more and you served Him great with your time and actions her on earth. You will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts. Rest in paradise Brooke


  16. August 26th, 2013 | Dean Coates |

    Dean Coates just registered to become a donor in honor of Brooke Ashleigh Coates


  17. August 26th, 2013 | Priscilla Whitlock-Coates |

    Brooklyn we miss you every day. I see you in the sun and bright Arizona days. I see you in the eyes of my clients struggling to find peace. You were my greatest gift and I thank you for the time I had with you. Love Mom



 

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