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Lara, Michael J.

June 26, 1957 -July 7, 1999

Story from the Quilt:
Michael was born in Newfoundland, Canada, June 26th 1957 and died July 7, 1999.

Living in Knoxville, Alabama, he was a loving father of Megan 12 and Dylan 7, and loving husband and best friend of Diane of two years. Michael was a painter by trade. He was a friendly person always smiling and willing to help anyone, with a wonderful sense of humor. The decision to donate his organs was easy for me, because I know that is what he would have wanted. My husband’s quilt patch is made from a piece of his painter’s pants and a patch off his back pocket. Michael is missed very much, but I can take comfort in knowing my decision has helped someone else to see through his corneas, also helped many other people with his tissue and strong bones, for this I am blessed.