Michelle Casey, an organ donor, was able to save two lives following her death
Irish American Michelle Casey died following a tragic fall from a scenic overlook at Oregon's Neahkahnie Mountain on May 19.
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Casey, a 21-year-old student at Oregon State University, was with her boyfriend trying to take pictures along Highway 101 when she reportedly slipped and fell nearly 100 feet.
“She has the most giving, loving heart of anyone I know”
A Happy Valley mother shared precious photos of her 21-year-old daughter, Michelle Casey.
Michelle was studying kinesiology at @OregonState. She died yesterday after falling while taking photos at Neahkahnie Mountain pic.twitter.com/lCeBeKxG5M— Kandra Kent (@KandraKPTV) May 21, 2019
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A press release from the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office read: "Assistance was requested from Cannon Beach for a Rope Rescue and they dispatched a High Angle Rescue Team who arrived at approximately 10:51 AM.”
Casey had landed in a tree which prevented her from falling into the Pacific Ocean. It reportedly took rescue teams nearly two hours to reach her before airlifting her to Portland’s Emanuel Hospital where she passed away from her injuries.
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In a statement to CNN, Casey’s family said that as an organ donor, Michelle was able to save two lives since her death.
They added: “Michelle Casey was born in joy on Christmas Eve, 1997. From that moment, she was a gift to her family.
“She loved being outdoors and was at the beach—her favorite place—on Sunday. Michelle always brought people together with her bubbly personality and loving, giving heart "